HIPAA IT Risk Analysis and Risk Analysis What is the difference?
What is HIPAA Risk Analysis and Assessments?
On the date of September 23rd, 2013, any Health Information Privacy and Accountability
Act(HIPAA) policies and procedures must be put in motion and become compliant with the
government’s new amendments created by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. Many businesses and its
affiliations may no longer be legally compliant with the new regulations for the HIPAA security
policies and procedures. In January 213, the HIPAA new charges became final and these
revisions went into effect on March 26th, 2013. These final revisions will contain crucial charges
that could include:
1) More enforcement;
2) More restrictions
3) Stiffer penalties.
1. Any business entity and its affiliations need to become compliant with these new HIPAA
amendment rules and regulations. Some examples would be a health insurance
company having to pay a huge fine of 1.7 million dollars, a large pharmacy having to
pay a steep penalty of 1.44 million dollars or a large college university having to pay a
whopping monetary fine of $400,000. Now the question now is if in fact your
corporation can afford stiff penalties such as these examples.
HIPAA policies and procedures surround the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule may cover
over 200 security information topics that may be essential to a business and some
examples are as follows:
1. Computer control access
2. Acceptable users and use of the computer
3. Developments for application software
4. Teams for direct emergency computer response systems
5. Viruses that could affect business computers
6. Planning contingency
7. Labeling and classifications of any data on a business computer
8. The destruction of any data
9. Digital signatures
10. Espionage from an economic standpoint
12. Mail sent electronically
13. Communications by any fax transmissions
14. Prevention of spam
15. LAN’s or Local Area Networks
Employers, officers, and any business directors of any business covered entity could
also include criminal sanctions and liabilities. These sanctions may be up to $50,000
per incident and the individuals could also receive approximately 10 years in prison.
Noncompliance with the HIPAA and HITECH rules is absolutely intolerable.
There are hundreds of pages of information regarding these new regulations and amendments.
The law is sometimes vague and very complicated but a corporation needs to make sure that
their policies cover:
Business associate policies; and finally
Confidential data policies and procedures. Any corporation needs to ensure that these
four things are included in their new updated policies and procedures to become compliant
with the revisions. The HIPAA and HITECH rules are very strong and powerful.
Compliance with these rules is absolutely crucial to any business entity.
HIPAA Risk Assessment and hipaa Risk analysis are both standard processes for (IT) and
information technology. These measures are crucial for a business entity trying to become
compliant with efforts for these new revisions of these new security rules.
Business entities always need to understand three terms in order to secure proper hipaa Risk
analysis and the HIPAA Risk Assessments. The terms are "business risks", "business threats"
and “and "business vulnerabilities".
Some business steps to ensure proper hipaa Risk analysis and HIPAA Risk Assessment may
1. Data gathering
2. Security measures and its current risk assessment evaluations or implication
3. The level of business risk should be immediately determined
4. Security measures need to always be implemented into the business
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