Conducting a Medical Practice Risk Analysis: What it Entails

One expert shares guidance regarding what a medical practice risk analysis should include and consider.

Conducting a risk-analysis is one step practices can take to protect themselves from a HIPAA breach.

"It's a proactive approach to security," Chris Apgar, CEO and president of Portland, Ore.-based Apgar and Associates, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm specializing in privacy and security, told Physicians Practice. "You're taking a look at what do I have ... what can harm me, what are the security controls I have in place to protect myself."

Not sure how to get started? Here is some guidance from Apgar on what a medical practice risk analysis should include.