Official IT HIPAA Assessment
Boost IT recently completed an IT HIPAA Assessment for one of our clients in the Dekalb Medical Center area. This is just one part of our Network Assessment Suite, which automatically generates the official documents needed for a comprehensive HIPAA IT assessment, including:
HIPAA Policy and Procedures
HIPAA Risk Analysis
HIPAA Management Plan
Evidence of HIPAA Compliance
All associated supporting documentation
Conducting a security risk assessment is a key requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule and a core requirement for providers seeking payment through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, commonly known as the Meaningful Use Program.
“Protecting patients’ protected health information is important to all health care providers and the new tool we are releasing today will help them assess the security of their organizations,” said Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology. “The SRA tool and its additional resources have been designed to help health care providers conduct a risk assessment to support better security for patient health data.”
The SRA tool’s website contains a User Guide and Tutorial video to help providers begin using the tool. Videos on risk analysis and contingency planning are available at the website to provide further context.
The tool is available for both Windows operating systems and iOS iPads. Download the Windows version at http://www.HealthIT.gov/security-risk-assessment. The iOS iPad version is available from the Apple App Store (search under “HHS SRA tool”).
Portions of this article courtesy of HealthIT.gov.