HIPAA Security Requires Practice Risk Analysis

The HIPAA Security rule addresses administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (e-PHI). It also requires that every practice perform a risk analysis to look for potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of all e-PHI that an organization creates, receives, maintains, or transmits.

This includes e-PHI in all forms of electronic media, both standard and removable. Computer hard drives and servers, CDs, DVDs, SD cards, external hard discs, smartphones, and tablets are all included. No practice is too small when it comes to compliance, as everything from a single workstation office to a complex network connected among multiple locations fall under the security regulations.

TMA offers two important webinars covering HIPAA Security and the various training updates to the Texas privacy law. With these two TMA HIPAA webinars, you can get the latest security and training requirement updates:

Complying With HIPAA Security 
Aug. 20, noon-1 pm

HIPAA Training for Medical Office Staff
Aug. 27, noon-1 pm 

Action, Aug. 16, 2013