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Resource Overview

In order to effectively protect health IT systems, Health Center IT leadership needs to consider not only the physical and technical measures of protection for their site, but also the human and workflow measures required to provide the highest levels of privacy and security available throughout their organization.

Resources provided in this section include a set of curated best practices and gold standards for protecting  and effectively responding to health IT system threats. 

Health IT Privacy & Security Best Practices

Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations - 42 CFR Part 2

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Fact Sheets regarding the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Fact Sheets regarding the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations. 

Two fact sheets include: 

FAQs about Applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations, answers provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Creating and Managing Strong Passwords at Your Health Center

Guidance in relation to updated NIST security requirements and HIPAA

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Is it acceptable/recommended for health centers to adopt the new password policy guidelines under NIST Special Publication 800-63B and will that still uphold the HIPAA security rule? This question had been posed to the HITEQ Center asking whether we had any guidance or recommendations on implementing the new NIST Guidelines regarding password security.  New Digital Identity Guidelines under NIST Special Publication 800-63-B presents new guidelines regarding password security that are much more user-friendly and consequently more likely to be observed by health center staff since constantly changing, complex password on multiple systems can be a source of frustration for the end user. 

The Health Center CIO’s Guide to HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging

2018 Updates on Methods for Successful Electronic Patient Engagement

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This slide deck provides health centers with information and a presentation template overview of the HIPAA and electronic PHI risks related to texting and messaging that are important for health center leadership and IT managers to understand in making organizational decisions for these types of tools.

Cybersecurity Toolkit for Rural Hospitals and Clinics

from the National Rural Health Resource Center

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This toolkit from the National Rural Health Resource Center is organized into four steps to guide rural hospitals and clinics in developing and fostering a well-rounded cybersecurity program, including awareness, assessment, implementation & remediation, and education. A survey of available resources from various governmental and non-profit organizations is also included, as are checklists and tools that are appropriate for all audiences, including hospitals and clinics in rural settings.

Webinar: Community Health Center Privacy & Security Best Practices and Cloud-based EHR Considerations

A CHCANYS NYS-HCCN Webinar

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Join the CHCANYS NYS-HCCN team for a webinar hosted by HITEQ on Privacy & Security Best Practices and Cloud-based EHR Considerations. The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with helpful information and workflow tips around privacy and security, specifically around cloud-hosted EHR security considerations. Additionally, the presentation will cover key privacy and security skills for health center staff and the role of leadership.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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