Health Information Management

ONC, OCR release security risk assessment tool

HIM-HIPAA Insider, April 7, 2014

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The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool for small- to medium-size practices.

The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities to conduct risk assessments to ensure compliance with its administrative, physical, and technical safeguard provisions. The SRA tool can help practices assess their security practices and it creates a report that can be given to auditors, according to an HHS press release. 

The ONC is accepting public comments on the SRA tool through June 2.
 
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