Eight steps to conducting a meaningful use risk analysis

Aubrey Westgate

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Logan Lutton
Logan Lutton

Associate Editor, Medical Economics and Physician's Practice

Complying with HIPAA and meeting meaningful use by creating a security risk analysis isn't as costly or time consuming as you think. Here are eight simple steps

To comply with HIPAA, and to successfully attest to the government’s requirements for meaningful use of EHRs, medical practices must conduct a security risk analysis.

Essentially, that means practices must conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their electronic protected health information (ePHI), according to the HIPAA Security Rule.

While this process sounds daunting, it may not be as costly or as time-consuming as you think.