A true, holistic healthcare risk analysis is not only an integral piece of your HIPAA compliance program, it is a requirement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR). It is the first step your business should take in identifying and implementing safeguards that comply with the standards in the Privacy and Security Rules.
Benefits of a Healthcare Security
This thorough analysis identifies potential risks and vulnerabilities in your environment that could negatively impact the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (e-PHI) held by your organization. As risks are identified, you must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect against threats or hazards. While a risk analysis has always been required for healthcare organizations, the OCR is taking the lack of fulfilling this requirement much more seriously than in the past. Breached healthcare organizations that did not have a documented Security Risk Analysis face steeper fines, brand reputation damage, and much more.
What We Assess:
- Patient data/PHI storage and access
- Policies and procedures
- HIPAA-HITECH standards
- Operation threat analysis
- And more