CHITREC has on staff our own expert who provides training on best practices with respect to the privacy & security of personal health information, including:
- implementation and maintenance of physical and network security
- access controls
- disaster recovery
- encryption and storage of backup media
- human resources training and policies
- identification of state laws and regulatory requirements that impact privacy & security policies for electronic interoperable health information exchange
The #1 piece of advice from our privacy & security officer: Don’t assume you’re safe. Go find a trained consultant to asses your practice and make recommendations. It’s not worth a potential catastrophe.
CHITREC has engaged with the Chicago IT vendor community to train consultants for helping ensure your EHR system and practice habits will keep you and your patients safe.
If you are looking for a local Chicago IT vendor who can perform a security risk analysis and help you secure your practice please, contact us and we’ll be happy to provide you with a list of vendors who’ve attended our security training.
If you are a local IT services company and would like to learn how to perform risk analysis services for small practices, contact us for more information about our privacy & security training workshops for IT vendors.
If you are a large health system or community health center with your own full time IT staff and you would like assistance conducting your own security risk assessment, write to us to set up a training tailored to your organization’s needs.
We encourage you to visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Security Risk Analysis Tipsheet to help you best understand how to protect your patients’ health information.