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HIPAA risk assessment is an important aspect of reaching HIPAA compliance. A comprehensive HIPAA risk assessment will determine the availability of electronic patient health information and how …

HIPAA risk assessment is an important aspect of reaching HIPAA compliance. A comprehensive HIPAA risk assessment will determine the availability of electronic patient health information and how securely the information is created,

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  • 1. HIPAA risk assessment is an important aspect of reaching HIPAA compliance. A comprehensive HIPAA risk assessment will determine the availability of electronic patient health information and how securely the information is created, stored and transmitted. Organizations and entities within the industry need to provide a written report that proves a HIPAA risk assessment has been completed to comply with the Security Rule. Everything from the internal network your organization uses to the way that data is transmitted is included in a formal HIPAA risk assessment.
  • 2. A comprehensive HIPAA risk assessment includes assessing computers and portable media that is used to access and store patient health information, how that data is stored and transmitted and potential threats to the data. Threats can include loss of data through an environmental source such as a natural disaster or power outage as well as breaches of security by a third-party source. A breach of data can occur unintentionally when electronically stored patient information is accessed by any unauthorized party or when the information is accessed unnecessarily. Most businesses today store electronic patient health information using a third- party source such as a web based data storage center. When using a data storage center, you will need to contact the company hosting your information to determine exactly how the information is stored as part of your organization's HIPAA risk assessment. It is also important to know that HIPAA compliant software providers that offer cloud based storage must now meet HIPAA guidelines. The best HIPAA risk assessment software is that which is HIPAA, Omnibus and HITECH compliant.
  • 3. HIPAA risk assessment software should cover the basics of how electronic patient information is stored, transmitted and created among all business partners. Business partners include the company that is providing web-based storage for electronic patient health information, billing companies and anyone else that receives or stores ePHI. HIPAA risk assessment software should also provide information on which changes are needed to eliminate vulnerabilities. The Department of Health and Human Services now requires that all organizations and entities with access to electronic patient health information provide written documentation proving HIPAA risk assessments have been properly completed. The Department of Health and Human Services doesn't currently require businesses to perform HIPAA risk assessment softwareon a set schedule. Even though there isn't a formal timetable for HIPAA audits, there are a few reasons that your
  • 4. organization may need to complete HIPAA risk assessment software. For instance, organizations that have implemented new data storage methods will need to prove that their data management systems meet HIPAA guidelines. A large staff turnover or the replacement of a key employee who previously had access to electronic patient health information are also reasons that you may need to complete a comprehensive HIPAA risk assessment software. If an organization makes corrections based on a previous HIPAA risk assessment, completing another assessment will ensure that all corrections are made and the organization complies with HIPAA standards. HIPAA risk assessment software is the most effective and affordable way to complete an audit of your business. Software that is HIPAA compliant will provide you with the documentation that you need to prove compliance and assist you in identifying risks within your organization. Business Address: The Compliancy Group LLC. 55 Broadway Unit 684 Greenlawn, NY 11740 Contact No: 855 854 4722 Fax: 631 731 1643 Info@compliancygroup.com http://compliancy-group.com