Why OCR Is Aggressively Enforcing HIPAA Compliance


Edward Zacharias and David Gacioch assessed the dramatic 2016 increase in healthcare organization HIPAA privacy settlements with federal regulators. Mr. Zacharias said the increase suggests even more settlements will be reached in 2017, while Mr. Gacioch noted that investigations can take years to complete, with spurts of activity mixed with months of silence from the HHS Office of Civil Rights.