Utilizing our knowledge of best practices in both the IT industry and healthcare information management, our HIPAA assessment team will create a risk management plan tailored to your organization. According to HHS:
Conducting a risk analysis is the first step in identifying and implementing safeguards that comply with and carry out the standards and implementation specifications in the Security Rule. Therefore, a risk analysis is foundational and must be understood in detail before OCR can issue meaningful guidance that specifically addresses safeguards and technologies that will best protect electronic health information.
The guidance is not intended to provide a one-size-fits-all blueprint for compliance with the risk analysis requirement. Rather, it clarifies the expectations of the Department for organizations working to meet these requirements. An organization should determine the most appropriate way to achieve compliance, taking into account the characteristics of the organization and its environment.
The primary goal of compliance is to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of patient and other private information. This does, and should, vary from practice to practice in the efforts to identify risks and circumstances unique to each organization.
Using recommendations and guidelines set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), our HIPAA department works with you to ensure that your organization's size, complexity, and capabilities are addressed for your next stage of compliance. Based on information gathered by the scans, on-site visits, and interviews, we will provide a Risk Management Plan that will prioritize the next necessary actions for your organization to work toward HIPAA compliance based on risk and costs to implement expert solutions.
Sources: OCR, hhs.gov, 2017