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Take a Fresh Look at Your Annual Security Risk Assessment
The importance of a security risk assessment is clear: It helps healthcare organizations ensure their physical, technical and administrative safeguards are compliant with HIPAA requirements. It also assists in showing areas where an organization might be putting PHI and other sensitive information at risk.
All PHI and electronic PHI (ePHI) that a facility creates, receives, maintains or transmits must be protected, and a risk assessment is an important part of this process.