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Quadruple Aim

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Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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Conducting an SRA in accordance with HIPAA policy is a complex task, especially for small to medium providers such as community health centers. The HIPAA Security Rule mandates security standards to safeguard electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) maintained by electronic health record (EHR) technology, with detailed attention to how ePHI is stored, accessed, transmitted, and audited. This rule is different from the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which requires safeguards to protect the privacy of PHI and sets limits and conditions on it use and disclosure. Meaningful Use supports the HIPAA Security Rule. In order to successfully attest to Meaningful Use, providers must conduct a security risk assessment (SRA), implement updates as needed, and correctly identify security deficiencies. By conducting an SRA regularly, providers can identify and document potential threats and vulnerabilities related to data security, and develop a plan of action to mitigate them.

Security vulnerabilities must be addressed before the SRA can be considered complete. Providers must document the process and steps taken to mitigate risks in three main areas: administration, physical environment, and technical hardware and software. The following set of resources provide education, strategies and tools for conducting SRA.

Security Risk Analysis Resources

Event date: 11/16/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
Keeping the Pediatric PHI Secure: Using the Security Risk Assessment Tool

Keeping the Pediatric PHI Secure: Using the Security Risk Assessment Tool

Cisco Webex Meetings

Watch AAP's Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool webinar! This webinar discussed the importance and unique considerations for cyberthreats in pediatric health care settings, followed by a SRA Tool walkthrough. The webinar was recorded and is available at the bottom of this page. Questions can be directed to can be directed to COCIT@aap.org.

HIPAA regulations require practices to conduct risk assessments to ensure compliance. This webinar discussed the importance and unique considerations for cyberthreats in pediatric health care settings. Then, facilitators walked participants through the Security Risk Assessment Tool developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the HHS Office for Civil Rights. This tool is intended to support health care providers in conducting required security risk assessments.

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