As a part of the continued efforts to measure the compliance with HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification rules, The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun implementing the HIPAA Phase 2 audits, the next phase in auditing the policies and procedures adopted and used by healthcare entities and their business associates.
Imagine this: You’re setting up your login information for your email, or maybe it’s your Cloud database account. Upon entering your password, the program prompts you to include a capitalized letter, number and possibly a symbol in your password. You wonder, “Is this really necessary? Who’s going to be THAT determined to break into my accounts?” Well to answer that question: hackers.