Performing HIPAA-Compliant Risk Analysis: A Guided How-To for Mental Health Professionals

Course Materials


  1. What is risk analysis and how does it impact me?
    • HIPAA’s Security Management Process standard and its implementation specifications.
    • The relationship between HIPAA-compliant risk analysis and reduced liability risk.
    • The relationship between HIPAA-compliant risk analysis and ethical, professional practice as well as improved security for clients.
  2. How and when do I perform a risk analysis?
    • Risk analysis guidance from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST.)
    • High-level best practices around risk analysis and how they relate to mental health practices.
  3. What are the specific processes of the risk analysis model being presented?
    • Risk-based models of risk analysis and controls-based models.
    • Survey of implementation of a risk-based model using the free HIPAACOW tools and/or the Person Centered Tech proprietary tools with guidance on using them in the mental health practice context.
  4. What do I do with the results of a risk analysis?
    • Interpreting the results.
    • Writing security policies and procedures.

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