Conducting Meaningful Use security risk assessment is REQUIRED for all eligible professionals or hospitals attesting to Meaningful Use (MU) in 2016 and MACRA in 2017 to receive incentive payments and avoid any monetary penalties. Any organization that is a Covered Entity or Business Associate under HIPAA regulations MUST complete an annual security risk assessment, then maintain a supporting risk management plan for potential HHS/OCR audit.
Meaningful Use security audits are actively being conducted by Figliozzi and Company on pre-payment and post-payment basis, and several firms have forfeited large sums of incentive payments by failing to produce proper supporting documentation. In addition, the quality payment program a.k.a MACRA requires security risk analysis measure to be completed. Also, HIPAA Phase 2 audits are specifically being focused on comprehensive security risk assessment of all ePHI produced, stored or transmitted. Theft and unauthorized transfer of medical records is a lucrative criminal enterprise, and reported data breaches have resulted in severe financial loss; risk assessment is one of the most effective methods to avoid these incidents. In addition, risk analysis is the first step in HIPAA security rule compliance efforts.
Why EHR 2.0?
A Meaningful use security risk assessment checklist or HIPAA risk assessment checklist is not sufficient to handle advanced persistent threats on patient data. Certified security experts at EHR 2.0 take a systematic approach in meeting this requirement and include audit support guarantee. Decades of experience in successfully conducting a technical risk analysis, and our best practice-based online toolkit platforms, with guidance drawn from various authoritative sources, help not only meet the compliance requirements but also secure your practice.
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Our step-by-step approach:
- Defining the scope of the security risk analysis
- Inventorying ePHI systems
- Assessing current security measures and reviewing past security risk assessment report
- Determining the likelihood of threat occurrence
- Identifying risks using automated and manual vulnerability analysis
- Prioritizing implementation
- Documentation of findings
- Security risk assessment report
- Summary Report
- Action Plan
- Annual update