4 Considerations When Using ONC’s HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool

A HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool was released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on Friday, March 28, 2014.  The tool is a downloadable software application that is intended to be a resource for providers to use to assist in reviewing the measures they have taken to implement the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule. In the Security Risk Assessment Tool’s User Guide, ONC… Read More >

ONC Chief Privacy Officer Emphasizes Need for Proper Management of Mobile Device Usage

In an interview with Information Security Media Group at the 2014 HIMMS meeting, Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) highlighted that mobile devices continue to be “a major concern” because health care providers are “not set up for how they manage those devices” and it is an area that is “really challenging for many.” In the same interview Pritts talked about how most breaches are currently “more mundane” such… Read More >