DO NOT DELAY TO CONDUCT OR UPDATE—AND DOCUMENT—YOUR HIPAA RISK ASSESSMENT!

March 27, 2017. Today, HealthITSecurity published an important empirical article entitled: “Preparing for an OCR HIPAA Risk Assessment Audit: Covered entities need to understand the basics of an OCR HIPAA risk assessment audit so they can have a smooth process and keep patient data secure.” The article describes the risk assessment endeavor undertaken by “Night Nurse, a 24-hour, 365 day per-year triage support and medical-home compliance provider,” focusing on the time required for a comprehensive HIPAA risk assessment that took “approximately one year” to complete three phases:

ONC Provides Security Risk Assessment Tool: (1)—Administrative Safeguards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created a Security Risk Assessment Tool in three parts—Administrative Safeguards, Physical Safeguards, and Technical Safeguards, totaling 436 pages.  Administrative Safeguards is the first of three postings on these safeguard tools, is 192 pages in length, and can be downloaded at:  http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/security-risk-assessment-tool by clicking on:  Administrative Safeguards [DOCX – 269 KB] just above the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

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