When it comes to information security, healthcare organizations face multiple obstacles that make proper data security a challenge. Not only do healthcare entities have to follow HIPAA guidelines, but they also must ensure medical professionals have constant access to current patient information around the clock.
The large amount of sensitive data makes it imperative for healthcare organizations to take multiple steps to mitigate cyber threats. You can increase the security of your organization by ordering a HIPAA risk assessment. This examines both technological and physical processes to ensure they adhere to HIPAA guidelines.
How a HIPAA Risk Assessment Works
Some of the technological processes reviewed by the HIPAA risk assessment include firewalls and the security of internal and external web pages. This assessment also looks at your written security procedures and whether your employees adhere to the guidelines for protecting confidential information. Your organization will receive input concerning what areas are potentially putting patient information at risk.
What to Do After You Receive Your Assessment Results
Once you know what areas are at risk of a cyber threat, it is time to implement the necessary changes to bolster their security. Many organizations find it beneficial to outsource their IT work to a team of qualified professionals, like those at Network Security Associates, who specialize in HIPAA compliance. We offer solutions to improve your data encryption, increase the monitoring of your data access points, back up your data, and better the processes for maintaining equipment. Regular system checkups continue to safeguard your data from new or evolving cyber threats.
To schedule your HIPAA risk assessment, contact us at 702-547-9800 today.