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A HIPAA assessment is a process that helps organizations identify and address potential risks to the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). PHI is any individually identifiable health information, such as a patient’s name, address, medical history, and treatment records.
HIPAA assessments are required for all covered entities, which are healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses that transmit PHI electronically. Business associates, which are organizations that work with covered entities to provide services, are also encouraged to conduct HIPAA assessments.
HIPAA assessments can help organizations to identify and address potential risks to the privacy and security of PHI.
Demonstrate compliance with HIPAA regulations. Reduce the risk of data breaches. If you are covered by HIPAA, you should conduct regular HIPAA assessments to protect the privacy and security of PHI.