Friday, April 4, 2014

ONC Offers Risk Assessment Tool

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is offering a tool for small and medium sized healthcare providers to assess information security risks.

The no-cost tool has questions to guide providers through each HIPAA requirement, as well as storage for answers and risk remediation plans, and ability to produce a report for auditors.

"Protecting patients' protected health information is important to all health care providers, and the new tool we are releasing ... will help them assess the security of their organizations."
- Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT
According to Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT, the "tool...has been designed to help health care providers conduct a risk assessment to support better security for patient health data." As part protecting patient data, even small and medium sized healthcare organizations can proactively detect identity theft and breaches with low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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> Sources:
(a) ONC Unveils Security Risk Assessment App for Health Care Providers - www.iHealthBeat.org, 03/31/2014

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