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Sharing personal health information over the web can be a dangerous business. Regrettably, as individuals become accustomed to performing most if not all of their private business online, the demand ...

Sharing personal health information over the web can be a dangerous business. Regrettably, as individuals become accustomed to performing most if not all of their private business online, the demand for accessing this info on-line will develop to the stage that well being care providers may have no option but to either provide entry to this personal well being information or shed their clients. The Health Insurance coverage Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to guarantee the confidentiality of patient info. This demands that health care providers employ stringent measures to guarantee that info shared on the internet is protected from unauthorized
access. Risk watch International hipaa risk assessment software helps you in this regard..

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    • Hipaa Risk Assessment 1Importance of hipaa risk assessment softwareSharing personal health information over the web can be a dangerous business.Regrettably, as individuals become accustomed to performing most if not all oftheir private business online, the demand for accessing this info on-line willdevelop to the stage that well being care providers may have no option but toeither provide entry to this personal well being information or shed their clients.The Health Insurance coverage Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) wasenacted to guarantee the confidentiality of patient info. This demands that healthcare providers employ stringent measures to guarantee that info shared on theinternet is protected from unauthorized access. Risk watch International hipaarisk assessment software helps you in this regard..The HIPAA Act requires health-providing entities to:• Assign duty for safety to a person or organization.• Assess security risks and determine the major threats to the safety andprivateness of secured health information.• Set up a plan to address bodily safety, personnel security, technical safetycontrols, and security incident response and disaster recovery.• Certify the effectiveness of safety controls.• Create policies, methods and recommendations for use of personal computingdevices (workstations, laptops, hand-held devices), and for ensuring mechanismsare in location that permit, limit and terminate entry ( entry manage lists,consumer accounts, and so on.) suitable to an individuals standing, change ofstatus or termination.• Implement access controls that may include encryption, context-based entry,role-based entry, or user-based access; audit control mechanisms, informationauthentication, and entity authenticationThis law has severe implications fororganizations that permit unauthorized access leading to a breach inconfidentiality. Safety is the keySince the HIPAA law provides for both civil andRisk Assessment Software Page 1
    • Hipaa Risk Assessment 2criminal penalties for violations, information and access safety is of the utmostsignificance.Hipaa risk assessment software helps you understand all these requirements.To guarantee HIPPA compliance, on-line document management on companyintranets and extranets should include numerous safety features:• Safe internet server - a server running secure socket layers is the minimumneeded.• Encrypted database - all information should be encrypted. Software is availablethat will encrypted all data sent in between two computer more than the web.• Safe entry control -- in addition to a traditional consumer id and password, itmight be a great concept to use a powerful password or smart card as additionalsafety.• Session timeout - this assures that confidential data is not left on an unattendeddisplay.• Server monitoring - the secure web server requirements to become strictlymonitored to detect break-in attempts.• Normal safety audits - normal audits are needed to create certain all securityprecautions are operating properly.• Personnel - system upkeep should be within the hands of qualified personnelfamiliar with HIPPA requirements.Hipaa risk assessment software helps you understand all requirements of hipaaact and helps you in fulfilling all those requirements.About the Author: Pradeep working as Business Consultant and an expert onhipaa risk assessment, risk assessment software, hipaa compliance and hipaameaningful use etc..Risk Assessment Software Page 2