Although HIPAA Security Final Rule required a Risk Analysis be completed and updated by April 2005, many organizations are just getting started.
It’s not optional! You must perform a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis (45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A)). Forget HIPAA! Forget the upcoming mandatory HIPAA audits!
If you want to exercise due care in standing up your privacy and security risk management program, a risk analysis is one of the foundational steps. Don’t wait!
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.
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.
Wanna be even more hip on HIPAA? Learn more…
Please avail yourself of any of these free resources which you may access now by clicking on the links below:
- Risk Analysis Buyer’s Guide
- Expert 2nd Opinion on Your HIPAA Risk Analysis
- Clearwater Compliance White Paper: Risky Business: How to Conduct a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis
- Clearwater Recorded Webinar event entitled How to Conduct a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis
- IRM|Analysis™- Clearwater’s Risk Analysis and Risk Management software DataSheet
- IRM|Analysis™- Clearwater’s Risk Analysis and Risk Management software Free Trial for qualified organizations
- More Risk Analysis Resources
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