Why should a health care organization conduct security risk assessments (SRAs)?
If you’re part of a small- and medium-sized practice with up to ten health care providers, there is a free online SRA Tool you can use to conduct SRAs. And, that SRA Tool has been updated with new features like a progress tracker, threats and vulnerabilities rating, detailed reports, and business associate and asset tracking.
The revised SRA Tool was released by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in October 2018.
Get the SRA Tool
The new SRA Tool is available for Windows computers and laptops. There is also a previous iPad version of the tool available through Apple’s App Store (search under “HHS SRA Tool.”)
A Security Risk Assessment Tool User Guide is available at HealthIT.gov here.
You can find the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s (PAMED) HIPAA resources – including our HIPAA Security Toolkit and Notice of Privacy Practices example – online at www.pamedsoc.org/HIPAA. PAMED members with questions can also contact our Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348) or KnowledgeCenter@pamedsoc.org.
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