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This entry is part 20 of 48 in the series HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Tips

If you’re into “graduate level” risk management, you should be aware of some changes undertaken by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).   Here’s today’s big tip – Risk Assessment breaks out with special treatment! 

Check out the Clearwater’s HIPAA Risk Analysis Software to jump-start your program.

Special Publication 800-39 supersedes the original Special Publication 800-30 as the source for guidance on risk management. Special Publication 800-30 is being revised to provide guidance on risk assessment as a supporting document to Special Publication 800-39.

This brand new SP800-39 publication takes over the “big picture” view of the overall four-step Risk Management process.

The new SP800-30 Revision 1, focuses on risk assessment, step one in the risk management process.

SP800-39 was developed by the Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative Interagency Working Group with representatives from the Civil, Defense, and Intelligence Communities in an ongoing effort to produce a unified information security framework for the federal government.

As required by The HITECH Act, the Office for Civil Rights has issued final “Guidance on Risk Analysis Requirements under the HIPAA Security Rule”.  (July 2010).  We advise all Covered Entities and Business Associates to review the Final Guidance and become familiar with the applicable standards and implementation specifications.

Contact us for more information or to learn about a tailored Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep WorkShop™ or the Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ series.

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Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob is the CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance. He has 25 years of experience in the Healthcare industry, and his experience includes managing some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy. Mr. Chaput continues to expand and update his knowledge base on HIPAA-HITECH compliance through postgraduate study, earning professional certifications and participating in professional healthcare and other organizations.
 
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