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Wider HIPAA audits may drive stronger vendor contracts
Modern Healthcare

The volume of patient data handled by vendors of healthcare organizations has exploded with the near ubiquity of electronic health records systems and the growing role of analytics and mobile devices in healthcare.

The feds appear to be preparing to clamp down on the sometimes porous flow of patient data handled by contractors, whose security failures have been linked to the exposure of nearly 33 million individuals’ medical records since 2009.