Security Risk Analysis
Performing a security risk analysis is not only a HIPAA requirement, it is a good business practice.
The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities to conduct an annual risk assessment of their health care organization. Electronic protected health information is critical to your business and vital to the care of your patients. Conducting a security risk analysis (SRA) will help identify areas where protected health information (PHI) could be at risk.
All electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is created, received, maintained or transmitted by an organization is subject to the Security Rule. The rule also requires entities to evaluate risks and vulnerabilities in their environment and implement appropriate security measures to protect the integrity and security of ePHI.
Completing a SRA and correcting any deficiencies are core requirements for many incentive programs such as the Quality Payment Program and the Promoting Interoperability program (formerly Meaningful Use). The SRA should be performed annually to be HIPAA compliant and meet reporting requirements.
What our SRA services can do for your practice
- Align policies and procedures with HIPAA standards
- Develop custom privacy and security policies and procedures
- Identify and document potential threats, vulnerabilities and possible impact to your operations
- Provide guidance on documenting corrective actions needed to mitigate identified risks
- Deliver report findings and supporting documentation
- Perform virtual desktop review of your existing policies and procedures
- Consult, educate and guide your staff on HIPAA best practices
- Reduce your clinical staff burden
Benefits of working with AFMC
- Nearly 10 years’ experience successfully completing more than 1,500 SRAs
- Expertise and in-depth knowledge of HIPAA compliance standards and SRA requirements
- Proprietary tools and processes that address the key SRA components: Technical, administrative and physical safeguards
- On-site assessments available (virtual or in-person)
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