Learn the simplest way to conduct a risk analysis.

Most healthcare entities understand they are required to conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of their potential risks and vulnerabilities in order to comply with HIPAA’s Security Rule. But many don’t know where to start.
5-Step HIPAA Risk Analysis Checklist
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This process of identifying risks and vulnerabilities is known as the HIPAA risk analysis. The purpose of a risk analysis is to discover exactly how patient health information is (or isn’t) protected in an entity’s environment.

Let’s review a simple methodology behind how to properly conduct a risk analysis.

How do you properly conduct a risk analysis?

We condensed a HIPAA risk analysis sample into five step-by-step to do’s that should help you understand the simplest way to conduct your HIPAA risk analysis.

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According to SecurityMetrics HIPAA auditors, a risk analysis should include:
  • Scope definition
  • Vulnerability identification
  • Threat identification
  • Risk identification
  • Risk level prioritization
  • Identification of security measures
  • Documentation
We wanted to make the risk analysis process even easier, so we identified a handful of easy-to-follow steps in this infographic. Enjoy our 5-step HIPAA risk analysis checklist!

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5 Step HIPAA Risk Analysis Checklist