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HIPAA Security Risk Assessment


Description

This online tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is designed to help small and medium-sized health care provider organizations conduct information security risk assessments required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule.  Risk assessment helps an organization ensure it is complying with HIPAA'S administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. Assessment also helps reveal areas where an organization’s protected health information could be at risk.

A PDF version of the risk assessment tool is available for download. The site also includes a video describing risk assessment and how to use the tool.

Developer

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Funding Sources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 03/2014
  • Original Summary: 07/2014
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Last updated: August 13, 2014.