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Risk Assessment Robert Morris VP Business Services Ion IT Group, Inc www.IonITGroup.com
2 Robert Morris, VP of Business Services 20 years healthcare experience Sr healthcare information technologist in engineering and applications 18 years HIPAA security specialist VP Innovation TNHIMSS Previously employed by ONC/TNREC Community Health Systems Healthstation IBM Numerous Ambulatory Providers/CAH’s Who I am
5 www.IonITGroup.com 1. Confidently review your facilities Privacy & Security Risk Assessment 2. Help prepare your environment for data sharing 3. Risk Assessment tools After our talk today you will be able to:
11 Was the establishment of Privacy and Security Rules for PHI. Privacy- Definition, Use & Disclosure of PHI, Notice of rights, how you handle PHI Security- Definitions, How you secure PHI, physically, technically, organization cares for it and the risk assessment. In summary what is….
12 It widen the scope of Privacy and Security Rules It increased legal liability It provides/created more specific enforcement of certain parts of the rule: Breach notification Created the vehicle for state enforcement Created the vehicle for financial penalties Created mandatory penalties for “willful neglect” In summary what is…. HITECH Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
13 Objective: Protect electronic health information created or maintained by the certified EHR technology (CEHRT) through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities. Meaningful Use and Risk Assessment www.IonITGroup.com In summary what is….
14 Meaningful Use asks if your managing PHI by performing a risk assessment? www.IonITGroup.com In summary what is…. HIPAA HITECH OMNIBUS
www.IonITGroup.com We live in a complicated world...
www.IonITGroup.com Healthcare Partner Services Patient is Referred to Clinical Health Partner Hospital Discharge Emergency Room Visit Referred by physician Patient self-referral Patient is Referred to Clinical Health Partner Hospital Discharge Emergency Room Visit Referred by physician Patient self-referral Transitional Ambulatory / Extended Social Services Hospital Discharge Skilled Care Home Visits Long Term Care Emergency Room Wellness Coaching Disease Management “Life” Resources “Family” Resources Psychosocial Needs Community Resources
20 www.IonITGroup.com Source: Ponemon Institute 3 rd Annual Benchmark Study Data Survey 2012 “Covered entities and business associates have the burden of proof to demonstrate that data is managed and protected.“
21 www.IonITGroup.com 1. Minimal Protection: A number of organizations lacked even rudimentary safeguards to protect their networks. 2. Poor Data Management: Many covered entities did not have a handle on where their data ‘lived.’ Some of it was in spreadsheets, some on individual workstations and much of it was—as expected—in core clinical applications 3. Lack of Oversight: Overall, the OCR discovered a general lack of monitoring and audit control. No one was minding the store, and breaches often went undetected. What they found was troubling:
Internet 23 www.IonITGroup.com Firewall/Router /Switch Nerd stuff Secure Network PHI Host How can a network breech happen?
24 www.IonITGroup.com Inpatient stay Lab results Billing Care Transition Surgical Centers Business Associate Hospice Home Health Ambulatory Care Health Information Exchange Referral On and on and on… Preparing for data sharing
25 www.IonITGroup.com How to help your organization with compliance.
Accounting for Disclosures Always indicate why treatment, payment, or authorization information is being disclosed. Minimum Necessary Rule: “…take reasonable steps to limit the use or disclosure of, and requests for, [PHI] to the minimum necessary to accomplish the intended purpose.” 26 www.IonITGroup.com
Tasks for the IT Dept Role-Based Access: Manage who gets access to what. Firewall Review: Make sure that communication with the outside world is secure. Wireless Security: Manage who gets WiFi access, is it secure. Antivirus: Manage software to keep viruses and malware at bay. Server/Workstation Updates: Make sure all software AND hardware gets appropriate updates to mitigate problems. Replace antiquated non supported hardware whenever possible. 27 www.IonITGroup.com No longer Supported. No security updates.
Tasks for the IT Dept Backup: Keep a backup of all data Backup Encryption: Make backup data unreadable to snoopers. Recovery: Have an operation and data recover plan in case disaster strikes! 28 www.IonITGroup.com
Tasks for the IT Dept 29 www.IonITGroup.com Heartbleed Open SSL Vulnerability is serious!
30 For More information/Additional Resources: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/index.html Penalties and Enforcement http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/privacy/privacy- and-security-guide.pdf Privacy and Security Guide from ONC http://ocrnotifications.hhs.gov/ Breach Notification/ Who do I notify?
31 Thank you for your time today! Robert Morris RMorris@IonITGroup.com 615.351.4796 www.IonITGroup.com
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