Conduct a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis and Implement Appropriate Safeguards
For healthcare providers, security breaches involving protected health information (PHI) have become common occurrences. Many of these security breaches involve stolen laptops or other portable electronic devices, including CDs, DVDs, and USB flash drives. According to HIPAA, covered entities must ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect ePHI.
In addition, a risk analysis must be conducted to identify and implement the appropriate safeguards. There are 9 essential elements to incorporate into a risk analysis:
Once you’ve conducted a risk analysis, start implementing appropriate security measures to protect ePHI and mitigate the risk of a security breach. Here’s a few examples of appropriate safeguards:
To learn more about the elements of a HIPAA security risk analysis, give us a call at (877) 270-1391 or send us an email at [email protected]. On Time Tech | IT Services In San Francisco can help you conduct a thorough risk analysis and implement appropriate safeguards to protect ePHI.
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