In a response to some of our reader’s questions and comment concerning the HIPAA Security Rule(s), our staff search activities recently came across a new tool offered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory. This “NIST HIPAA SECURITY TOOLKIT” is an easy to learn and easy to use resource intended to help organizations better understand the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule(s), implement those requirements, and asses those implementations in their own organization’s operational environment.
According to information received on the NIST website, this tool can be used by HIPAA covered entities, business associates, and other organizations such as those providing HIPAA Security Rule(s) implementation, assessment, and compliance services.
Click here to learn more and download toolkit installers for Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and MAC OS operating systems along with the appropriate user guides and installation instructions.
If you found this information applicable, please pass this along to those human resource, business continuity and risk management team members in your organization. And, please share your experience(s) with this HIPAA Security Rule Toolkit with our readership.