More than just required by HIPAA, a thorough Security Risk Assessment (SRA) is essential for the security of information in your physician practice or organization. Healthcare IT professionals face the risks of an expensive, trust-diminishing breach of protected health information (PHI) in addition to steep fines associated with non-compliance and a failed security audit. SRAs demand extensive time and resources so many healthcare entities are realizing the benefits of outsourcing their assessments. Outsourcing the SRA to an experienced company ensures peace of mind for the leadership in knowing they are compliant with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.
Security Risk Assessments should be conducted by an ISACA-Certified Auditor using advanced tools that produce the equivalent to a diagnosis and treatment plan that healthcare organizations can follow to significantly lower the risk to their PHI. Additionally, if a facility uses tablets and smartphones for electronic patient information, a Mobile Device Management Assessment can identify and recommend best practices.
In today’s healthcare environments Security Risk Assessments and Mobile Device Management Assessments are essential.