Risk Assessments are needed to attest to meaningful use, but they can serve a much greater cause.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act have become extremely powerful due to their increased powers of enforcement. The ONC now has the authority to levy fines of up to $1,500,000 per year for violations of an identical violation.
Not only can they levy fines on the business, but they can also levy fines on the employees responsible for the data breach.
A Risk Assessment will identify violations before the cause an incident, giving you time to mitigate your liability.
HealthIT.gov has more information on HIPAA Enforcement, Breach Notification, Privacy, and Security.
Contact Us and we’ll conduct the Risk Assessment for you.