HIPAA Security Rule Assistant provides HIPAA covered entities a program to learn and understand the HIPAA Security Rule. It contains Risk Analysis worksheet, sample policy templates, sample disaster recovery plan and Incident Report form, and more.
Pros: HIPAA Security Rule Assistant provides HIPAA covered entities a program to learn and understand the HIPAA Security Rule. This application is a comprehensive dashboard where compliance can be tracked. It contains Risk Analysis worksheet, sample policy templates, sample disaster recovery plan, and a sample Incident Report form. It also has areas to track actions taken and enter policies and procedures developed to meet the requirements of the rule.
Action areas are divided into several areas applicable to the HIPPA standards. Dash board has detailed checklists. For example Security standards list main standards and implementation standards. For example the standards main sections are listed as Security management process, assigned security responsibility, workforce security etc. Risk analyzes, risk management, sanction policy, information system activity review are implementation specifications required and one can track actions against each of these.
You can view the entire rule or portions thereof. Enter and track actions taken, enter comments, and more. A simple word processor is included to let you create policies in the program or you can create them with a word processor and then copy and paste them into this program so all policies are grouped by their specification. Additional information about the rule is also included for your information.
Even if you purchase templates from another organization, this program provides an easy inexpensive way to store those policies for viewing and future follow-up, etc.
Cons: No obvious problems observed. The application is a good fit for the purpose it is made.
Overall: The application is really very comprehensive, it would be very useful in an implementation program. The application is 4 star level easily.