HIPAA compliance and risk assessments are challenging for many optometry and ophthalmology practices. There is one compliance task you can't do once and 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? 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, your eye care practice has room to improve regarding HIPAA compliance.