Good News and Bad News: An Employer Is Hiring; It’s The HHS Office of Civil Rights!

In an email to its listserv earlier today, the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced it "is expanding its health information privacy enforcement team."  In particular, HHS is hiring for two new positions are located in HHS’s "Office of the Secretary, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of the Deputy Director Health Information Privacy (ODDHIP)."  As described on USAJOBS.GOV, the people to be hired "will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing, implementing, promoting, or improving proposed or existing programs or policies needed to implement OCR’s authority for ensuring compliance with the privacy of health information."  If you are a privacy officer, this could be the federal government stimulus you’ve been waiting for!

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