Performing risk assessment and risk analysis is one of the important tasks in the HIPAA rule book, which must be performed by every covered entity. All healthcare organizations should conduct and document risk assessment at least once in a year to detect vulnerabilities. However, many organizations struggle with this, and usually end up spending thousands of dollars in hiring the consultants.
Is your organization one of them?
Risk assessment is a complex process. It requires an in-depth review and analysis in consonance with the requirements delineated by the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Rule. Once properly done, this exercise will identify risk areas where you need to focus to be 100% HIPAA compliant.
HIPAA Institute has developed a Risk Assessment Toolkit which will help your organization in performing risk assessment on your own. With this toolkit, organizations can perform risk assessment ‘n’ number of times in a year, and can keep the track of their performance.
The 200+ questions of this checklist will help you to drive risk assessment in your organization without any third-party help. This checklist will also assist you to identify the risk areas.
This privacy manual is designed to help you to meet the standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 160 and 164).
This Security Manual is designed to help you to meet the security standards of HIPAA. This manual contains Administrative Rule, Technical Rule, and Physical Rule.