Data security office has bad data security
Allison Bell reports:
The federal agency that enforces health data security regulations did a poor job of protecting the data it was using in its own investigations.
Officials at the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that conclusion in this latest report.
Thomas Salmon and other HHS OIG staffers were looking at the efforts of the HHS Office for Civil Rights to enforce the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act health data Security Rule.
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The Office for Civil Rights Did Not Meet All Federal Requirements in Its Oversight and Enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule (complete report, .pdf, 26 pp.)