Hot Off the Press: Tool to Help Providers Conduct Security Risk Assessments

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently released a jointly developed tool designed to assist small and medium sized practices (one to ten healthcare providers) in conducting  security risk assessments (the “SRA Tool”).

Get Ready! HHS Office of Civil Rights Announces Next Round of HIPAA Audits

By | Data Privacy Monitor | March 16, 2014
Get Ready!  HHS Office of Civil Rights Announces Next Round of HIPAA Audits

To combat new risks associated with rapidly evolving health information technology, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) provides standards for the privacy of protected health information (PHI), the security of electronic protected health information (ePHI), and breach notification to individuals.