From: ModernHealthcare.com, May 17, 2011
The reports, issued today by HHS’ inspector general’s office, target both the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Office for Civil Rights for failing to adequately protect patients’ electronic information.
In a 36-page “rollup” report citing audits at seven unnamed hospitals, the inspector general’s office assails the Office for Civil Rights for a lack of rigor in enforcing the security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The report also calls out the CMS, which previously oversaw digital security. Read More (note that site registration is requied for access to the article.)