Guest Column | January 12, 2016

Risky Business: Why Providers Need A (Real) Security Risk Analysis

HIPAA Security

HIPAA compliance is a journey, not a destination. While that’s not exactly a new revelation, it bears repeating until it sinks in across the healthcare industry, among providers, payers and the businesses that serve them. The importance of HIPAA compliance is taking on even more urgency with the imminent arrival of Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3 and its ramped-up emphasis on securing patient health data. The number one requirement: perform a risk analysis of this data — also known as protected health information (PHI) — that conforms to HIPAA security and privacy standards. By Carl Kunkleman, Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, ClearDATA