Office of Civil Rights to begin HIPAA audits; Practice Fusion's EMR tops for e-prescribing;

> Starting this month, healthcare organizations will be subject to audits by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), evaluating their compliance with the HIPAA privacy and security rules and breach notification standards. As part of the pilot audit program, under the HITECH Act, OCR will conduct up to 150 audits from November 2011 to December 2012 to assess privacy and security compliance. FierceHealthcare

> In a survey of more than 120,000 providers, Brown-Wilson's Black Book Rankings determined Practice Fusion to be the top electronic medical record when it comes to e-prescribing and ensuring users meet Meaningful Use standards. Announcement

> HIMSS Analytics released a research report, sponsored by medical device technology company Capsule, that examines the evolving roles of chief medical information officers and chief nursing officers and how they view medical device integration with electronic medical records. Both groups of executives cited the important role of medical device integration in driving EMR adoption and effectiveness. FierceHealthIT

And Finally... I used to hide in leaf piles as a child. Wouldn't think to do it now. Article