HIPAA compliance and HIPAA risk assessments are challenging tasks for many optometry and ophthalmology practices. There is one compliance task you can't do once then sweep under the rug—and that's to perform a HIPAA security risk assessment or risk analysis regularly for your business.
Do you have a security risk analysis plan in place? Did you designate a compliance officer who keeps up with HIPAA changes? If you answered “no” or “I don’t know” to the previous questions, chances are your eye care practice has room to improve when it comes to HIPAA compliance.