The healthcare projects are faced with many challenges like dealing high- budget projects to deliver high- quality projects adhering to healthcare safety policies and regulations. The healthcare projects deal with sensitive patient data that involves high-risk and it needs to be protected by applying HIPAA security laws. These laws ensure that adequate security means are taken by healthcare organizations to potential threats to the ePHI that are collected by medical professionals.
An effective risk-management strategy helps the project team to take corrective measures to resolve any major project issues. Every organization must have a centralized risk management reporting system that helps the team to be on the same platform and look out for potential vulnerabilities that affected the project.
How to implement Risk Management
It is important to implement the risk management process in the right way. The following are the risk management steps:
Plan and Implement- Risk management must be planned well and in this step, we need to prepare a skeleton that has the detailed security measures needed to mitigate the risks. This plan needs to be created by adhering to the HIPAA security rules. This helps to reduce errors and ensure that better project decisions are taken.
Implement Security Measures – It is important to implement security measures abiding by the HIPAA rules, these measures can be applied to secure the following components:
- Need to lock the server room and access must be given only to authorized people
- Updated Anti-virus must be run regularly
- Employee access must be monitored after notifying them