HHS OCR to 'Tighten the Screws' on HIPAA Privacy and Security Enforcement

According to Stempniak (2018, October 29) as reported in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) receives approximately 20,000 HIPAA related complaints per year. The article further advises “Providers need to start tightening the screws on their privacy and security programs because scrutiny is about to get a little harsher.”