A complete, OCR-Quality™ Risk Analysis Solution.
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Conducting a “by-the-book” HIPAA security risk analysis that evaluates threats and vulnerabilities to all information assets used to receive, create, transmit, or store ePHI, while also complying with strict guidance from the Office for Civil Rights, is no small task.  Completing an enterprise-wide, asset-based risk analysis correctly, requires the right tools, expertise, and resources.

The Right Tools


Our HIPAA Risk Analysis solution combines our proven methodology and systematic process with our proprietary, pre-configured IRM|Analysis™ software as a service, to deliver a complete view of exposures across your enterprise.

The HIPAA Security Rule sets out an explicit requirement to complete a periodic Risk analysis at 45 CFR §164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A).

(A) Risk analysis (Required). Conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information held by the covered entity or business associate.

(B) Risk management (Required). Implement security measures sufficient to reduce risks and vulnerabilities to a reasonable and appropriate level to comply with § 164.306(a).

IRM|Analysis™ will enable your organization to meet the HIPAA Security Rule requirement for a Risk Analysis as well as similar requirements found in numerous other regulations.

Risk Analyses performed by, or in consultation with, Clearwater have been accepted by the Office for Civil Rights 100% of the time. Our risk analysis solution also meets requirements specified in the Meaningful Use Stage I and Stage II objectives.

“89% of OCR Enforcement cases involving ePHI cite an insufficient risk analysis.”

Does your Risk Analysis Meet Guidance Requirements? Contact us to find out.

The Right Expertise

Proven Methodology

An Efficient Risk Analysis Process Saves You Time and Money.

Demonstrate regulatory compliance and use the results from your Risk Analysis to make more informed information risk management decisions.


Together we will form a Project Team, provide your organization with educational materials, and plan the entire process.  We will work with your team to help you:

  • Identify all ePHI information assets and physical locations
  • Analyze current documentation
  • Train team members to use our IRM|Analysis™ software

During one or more on-site Risk Analysis WorkShops™ we will:

  • Perform walk throughs and interviews
  • Document controls
  • Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities applicable to components of each information system with ePHI
  • Determine risk level based on impact and likelihood following the NIST 800-30 process

Our IRM|Analysis™ software will:

  • Dynamically create reports and Dashboards
  • Identify all risks above your threshold, along with pertinent details
  • Allow risk registries to be printed directly from the software

Additionally, we will prepare a summary Findings, Observations and Recommendations (FOR) Report to help you prioritize your next steps.


As a member of our Clearwater community you can enjoy:

  • Excellent concierge support
  • Monthly customer council meetings
  • Dedicated help center

We stand behind our solutions, and will always be there to support you.

The Right Resources

Fast Start. Sustained Success.

The Clearwater HIPAA Risk Analysis Solution includes:

Clearwater provides the most comprehensive risk analysis solution for health systems and their business associates, while maximizing efficiency and minimizing disruption to your organization.

Information Asset discovery and Entity Hierarchy™ design.

Professional consulting services to complete the risk analysis process, end-to-end, including fully populating your IRM|Analysis™ application.

Risk analysis report with findings, observations and recommendations.

Subscription for Clearwater’s IRM|Analysis™ SaaS software.

In-depth training for your staff on a sustainable and repeatable risk analysis process and the use of the Clearwater IRM|Analysis™ software to perform future periodic Risk Analyses.

Go Beyond Compliance

Information security risk analysis has been a requirement in privacy and security regulations across industries for many years.  However, compliance with regulations does not necessarily imply an organization has a “secure” information systems environment.  Clearwater’s HIPAA Risk Analysis solution provides you with visibility into your organization’s greatest cyber security risks.  It helps you to make better more informed security investment decisions, manage risk as a continuous process, and strengthen and maintain your information security program.

Interested in how we can help your organization with HIPAA risk analysis?