Assessing your organization’s risk management program
Last year was a record high for the number of HIPAA breaches affecting 500 or more individuals through email hacking or IT incidents. Today, administrators and clinical staff receive an increasing amount of spam and the possibility of a hack is real. We know organizations are already implementing tools and procedures to be both offensive and defensive when it comes to potential attacks. This month’s App of the Month offers a risk assessment to organizations wanting to assess their current strategies. HIPAA One is a combination of software and services to help providers comply with HIPAA mandates and identify risks.
It is critical to ensure a strong security posture with safeguards and controls in place to prevent data breaches. It is especially important that these policies and procedures are in place to help avoid the possibility of a HIPAA violation, which could result in a breach and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
Identifying and addressing security risks
Whether you are a covered entity or a business associate, you have a responsibility to protect patient information. There are simple controls that can be implemented to strengthen your security posture including conducting an annual security risk analysis.
What is HIPAA One?
HIPAA One works to provide the best HIPAA compliance software and professional services in the industry. Their cloud-based software was designed from the ground-up to be a simple, automated, and affordable HIPAA compliance solution.
Earlier this year, HIPAA One integrated into Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR. You can learn more about their integration on the Allscripts Application Store.
Why use HIPAA One?
- Centralized, automated risk analysis
- Automated software provides task reminders and a single source of truth for all policies, procedures, BA agreements…meaning no more spreadsheets.
- Real-time reporting: HIPAA One will automatically calculate your risk. Automated remediation tracking and benchmarking will prioritize those risks and vulnerabilities against thousands of organizations.
- Efficient and cost-effective: Each analysis is reviewed by a certified auditor experienced in responding to and passing government audits. HIPAA One also provides access to a library of policy and procedures and remediation consulting.
It is more important now than ever to build your organization’s risk management program to protect against a HIPAA violation and breach. If you would like to learn more about controls you can put in place to further protect your accounts, join us for a webinar on Tuesday, June 25, at 1 p.m. ET.
To learn more about the products and services HIPAA One offers, you can visit their page on the Allscripts Application Store.