Senior Advisor, Health Information Privacy at DHHS Linda Sanches released the summary of the 2012 HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits that yield some very informative and helpful information.

The initial OCR audits from March left everyone wondering what the results of the 20 audited entities were. Small covered entities seemed to have the biggest issues with security findings being at the top of the list. The findings included but were not limited to risk assessment, media reuse and destruction, business associate contracts, policy and procedures, and disclosure of information.

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