National Institute of Standards and Technology Offers Free HIPAA Toolkit

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a tool to help public and private healthcare organizations of any size implement HIPAA Security Rule requirements, according to a NIST news release.

The free HIPAA Security Rule Toolkit is designed as a self-assessment tool to identify electronic data security risks and includes a user guide and software application. The toolkit follows the HIPAA structure of administrative, physical and technical safeguards; organizational requirements; policies and procedures; and documentation requirements.

The toolkit does not guarantee HIPAA Security Rule compliance, according to the release.

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