Risk Analysis and Risk Management (RA-RM) are OCR’s top enforcement priority and the basis of every HIPAA Compliance program. RA-RM steps are easy to follow – if you know the steps. But the HIPAA Rules do not lay out specific RA-RM steps. According to OCR, the HIPAA RA-RM steps are easy to find. They simply are certain procedures explained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in manuals that are free to download. Nevertheless, the largest, most important nationwide HIPAA violation is failure to perform HIPAA-compliant RA-RM as revealed by OCR on December 17, 2020, when it published shocking results of its Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audits. OCR found:
- 86% of covered entities and 83% of business associates failed the Risk Analysis Audit and
- 94% of covered entities and 88% of business associates failed the Risk Management Audit.
They failed despite the fact that they had been provided with all the audit questions and a list of the documents they would be required to provide well in advance and knew they were short-listed to be audited!
A problem may be that the NIST manuals recommended by OCR are somewhat technical. This webinar de-codes and de-mystifies the NIST manuals to explain in plain language, step-by-step, exact RA-RM procedures, methods, and key terms such as Risk, Threat, Vulnerability, Impact, Likelihood, and Control.
The steps are easy to follow when you know the steps.
The webinar covers HIPAA Security Rule RA-RM which applies to Protected Health Information (PHI) transmitted or maintained Electronically (EPHI). But every organization has PHI in other forms and formats – Non-EPHI. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect all PHI. NIST procedures are applicable to RA-RM of PHI in any form or format. And every organization has that kind of PHI, for example, paper records, forms, schedules, etc.
This webinar explains how to protect your organization by identifying the risks and managing those risks to all PHI in every form and format. It will turn HIPAA RA-RM mystery into mastery. You’ll learn how to perform the steps and create the documentation you need to pass an OCR audit. Most important, however, you’ll see how to identify and manage Risks to the Privacy and Security of protected health information (PHI) maintained and transmitted in any form that seriously endangers your organization’s well-being.
You’ll see HIPAA RA-RM is easy to do step-by-step – when you know the steps.
Why Should You Attend
Failure to do HIPAA RA-RM puts your organization in grave danger. This webinar will show you how to do a complete HIPAA RA-RM step-by-step and how easy it is to follow those steps when they are explained.
You should attend this webinar to learn why you must worry about not doing a HIPAA RA-RM properly – and how you can stop worrying by simply doing a HIPAA RA-RM as required every year.