Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool

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  • The SRA Tool is a software application that a health care provider can use, along with other tools & processes, to assist in reviewing its implementation of the HIPAA Security Rule, basic security practices, security failures, risk management, and personnel issues. 
  • The SRA Tool is available at no cost and can be used with several operating systems, including Microsoft Windows for desktop and laptop computers and Apple iOS for iPad. 
    • Security Rule and covers basic security practices, security failures, risk management, and personnel issues. 
    • Basic security practice questions include defining and managing access to systems and PHI, backups and data recoveries; and technical and physical security. 
    • Risk management questions address periodic reviews and evaluations and can include regular functions, such as continuous monitoring.
    • Lastly, personnel issue questions address access to information as well as the on-boarding and release of staff as well as helping to identify areas where staff training may be appropriate, for example, not sharing passwords. 

https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/security-risk-assessment-tool

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