Understand and Optimize your Healthcare Security and Compliance Posture

As healthcare adopts advanced technologies to improve patient health outcomes, security incidents and breaches continue to increase in number and in sophistication. Risks that might compromise sensitive data within an organization can arise from any number of directions—an unguarded workstation within an office, a misconfigured server or firewall, or even a disgruntled employee are among many of the ways an organization might experience exposure.

For this reason, organizations that handle protected health information (PHI) or have signed a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with a Covered Entity must conduct a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) on an annual basis, per the HIPAA Security Rule. ClearDATA Assess® software can help you meet the SRA documentation requirement from HIPAA, as well as understand and address where security and compliance vulnerabilities lie within your organization in order to safeguard sensitive data.

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Keep Your Team Focused on Achieving Goals, Not on Figuring Out How to Conduct an SRA

Our team of healthcare and compliance experts exclusively conducts SRAs, giving them deep, credible insight into the most critical vulnerabilities. After completing the SRA, our team works alongside you to create your custom Risk Management Plan, which serves as a guide to help you remediate identified risks.

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Easily Keep Track of Sensitive Information in the Public Cloud

ClearDATA Assess ePHI Inventory

Assembling your ePHI inventory is crucial to the evidence-gathering process involved in an SRA. This helps you and our risk assessment team document where sensitive information exists within your organization and determine the level of risk associated with it. Doing this on your own can be a time-consuming process and a heavy lift on resources, especially if you are starting from scratch. With Assess, all assets documented in the inventory will remain saved in the Assess portal so you can access it when you need to, whether for next year’s SRA or for auditing purposes. To learn more about the importance of keeping track of your ePHI in the public cloud, click here.

Understand and Manage Security and Compliance Risks

Currently, SRA projects are largely a human-driven assessment of risk, the results of which are usually handed over in several documents. With ClearDATA Assess, you’ll be able to accomplish the following, all in one portal:

Review Risks Identified by SRA Team

A clear explanation of each identified risk, backed by ClearDATA’s understanding of the rule associated with the risk, will be included in the Risk Management Plan within the Assess portal.

Track Remediation of Identified Risks

Users can view each identified risk and ClearDATA’s recommendation for remediation within the Assess portal. An admin within the customer organization can assign tasks to stakeholders within the organization and track progress against remediation.

Prove Compliance to HIPAA Standards

An important requirement of the SRA is the ability to show that risks have been identified and a plan for remediation is actively underway. Your Risk Management Plan portal screens can be shared with auditors, should the need arise.

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