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ONC and OCR Release HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a tool for Windows 7 and iOS designed to to assist small-to-medium sized practices in performing a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. The Windows version of the SRA tool is available on ONC’s website, while the iOS version is available for free on Apple’s App Store.

The new SRA tool identifies problem areas where electronic protected health information (ePHI) could be compromised; however, it serves as more of an educational resource within the practice than a means of regulatory compliance. Individual professonials within a practice are meant to fill out a series of questions to determine risks and levels of security awareness.

ONC is requesting informal feedback from public stakeholders on the SRA tool. The informal comment period closes on June 2.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare
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  1. May 16, 2014 at 2:08 am

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