Why do you need to select qualified professional to conduct security risk analysis?

Your security risk analysis must be done well, or you will lack the information necessary to effectively protect patient information. Note that doing the analysis in-house may require an upfront investment developing a staff member’s knowledge of HIPAA and electronic information security issues. Use this opportunity to have your staff learn as much as possible about health information security.
You however, can conduct the risk analysis yourself. Just as you contract with professionals for accounting, taxes, and legal counsel, so, too, outsourcing the security risk analysis function can make sense. If you need to, outsource this to a professional, a qualified professional’s expertise and focused attention will yield quicker and more reliable results than if your staff does it piecemeal over several months. The professional will suggest cost-effective ways to mitigate risks so you do not have to do the research yourself and evaluate options.

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