Alisa Chestler talks with HealthITSecurity about the benefits and uses of the new HIPAA security risk assessment tool.
"The Security Risk Assessment is Step 1 in HIPAA Security compliance. Years ago, everyone may have had off the shelf policies and procedures, but you can’t do that anymore because everyone has such a different way of doing it. In most of the enforcement actions that we’ve seen over the past two years, the first thing that the government points out is a failure of a security risk analysis. Thought leaders and entities such as the American Medical Association (AMA) should realize that this is a starting point. So much is growing in this area and will continue to grow in this area."
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