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Will HIPAA Audit Program Become Model?

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

July 19, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights is one step closer to fulfilling one of its mandates under the HITECH Act. The agency recently chose a firm to conduct HIPAA compliance audits at covered entities and business associates to ensure HIPAA compliance. Could this be a vision of the future of privacy? Could the HIPAA compliance audit program model be adopted by other, non-healthcare industries? If the program is successful, what can be expected, if anything, across the industry spectrum? The Daily Dashboard asked leading privacy attorneys and consultants for their opinions. 
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