Tighten Up Your EHR Privacy and Security with a Thorough Risk Analysis

Wed, Jun 11, 2014

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Reduce your HIPAA breach dangers and avoid steep penalties. 

With the increased enforcement and higher fines as well as the $10,000-minimum penalty for “Willful Neglect” of compliance, the compliance status of your electronic health record (EHR) system now matters more than ever. But you can reduce your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) breach dangers and stay calm about your EHRs at the same time by performing a thorough risk analysis.

Why risk analysis

Risk analysis is the cornerstone of your compliance process. Risk analysis is mandatory under the HIPAA Security Rule’s Meaningful Use and the health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

Whom to involve

You and your staff can perform the risk analysis; however watch out that “the risk analysis can become quite technical.”  So it’s always best to have your…

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