HIPAA Security Risk Assessment



Attacks targeting healthcare entities and damaging patient data breaches are at an all-time high. With BAI’s comprehensive HIPAA Security Risk Assessment, you can secure your day-to-day functions, your patients’ data and safety, and your community’s trust — all while ensuring regulatory compliance.


You need a team that knows both healthcare and cybersecurity. With BAI Security’s comprehensive HIPAA Security Risk Assessment, we help you affirm your HIPAA compliance, as well as the safety of your patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI) and day-to-day tech-reliant medical and record-keeping functions.

With highly effective tools and proven audit processes, as well as exceptional support custom-tailored to your needs, we provide a clear path to meeting and exceeding ever-evolving regulatory requirements.

To complement your HIPAA Security Risk Assessment, we recommend a HIPAA Privacy Risk Assessment.

Exhaustive Evaluation & Risk Mitigation

Our HIPAA Security Risk Assessment evaluates all levels of your organization, including:

  • Network Security: We thoroughly evaluate your network to validate its security and proper monitoring.
  • Data Security: We audit your controls to ensure PHI is properly secured and protected.
  • Infrastructure Security: We assess your workstations, server, and network infrastructure devices to confirm they do not pose a risk to your security posture.
  • Risk Management: We integrate assessment findings to measure your risk against a negative security event and empower you with immediate mitigation tools.

EASY, Secure Portal

Conducting a HIPAA audit on every aspect of a healthcare organization’s operations can be complex. This is particularly true for smaller medical practices with limited resources, as well as larger healthcare networks with numerous locations and personnel.

This is where our deep experience working with hospitals, clinics, campus healthcare, satellite offices, and more, matters to be able to comprehensively audit your environment without creating a burden for your team.

BAI's Secure Portal
makes assessment, compliance, and tracking easy for your team. Just log in, upload your relevant documents, and track progress — we’ll take care of the rest!



In the 1970s, Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) was only accessible in a few places, and it really wasn’t worth stealing. By the 1990s, that changed with the advancement of technology and networks. Local and wide area networks, distributed servers, and smart workstations made data access more efficient, but also significantly increased the number of locations of PHI. The first cases of selling PHI increased its potential value and, thereby, the motivation to steal it.
The severity of fines for non-compliance with HIPAA has historically depended on the number of patients affected by a breach of protected health information (PHI), along with the level of negligence involved. Few fines are now issued in the lowest “Did Not Know” HIPAA violation category, because there is little excuse for not knowing that organizations have an obligation to protect PHI.
No. Any and every organization that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits PHI is required to conduct an accurate and thorough HIPAA Risk Assessment in order to comply with §164.308 of the HIPAA Security Rule. Even if your organization does not create, receive, maintain, or transmit PHI electronically (ePHI), a HIPAA Risk Assessment must still occur to comply with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) articulates an objective of a HIPAA risk assessment – to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of all PHI that an organization creates, receives, maintains, or transmits.

To achieve these objectives, HHS suggest healthcare organizations should:

  • Identify where PHI is stored, received, maintained or transmitted.
  • Identify and document potential threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Assess current security measures used to safeguard PHI.
  • Assess whether the current security measures are used properly.
  • Determine the likelihood of a “reasonably anticipated” threat.
  • Determine the potential impact of a breach of PHI.
  • Assign risk levels for vulnerability and impact combinations.
  • Document the assessment and take action where necessary.

A HIPAA Risk Assessment is not a one-time exercise. Assessments should be reviewed periodically, as well as whenever new work practices are implemented or new technology is introduced.

A HIPAA Security Risk Assessment should reveal any areas of an organization’s security that need attention. Organizations then need to compile a risk management plan that addresses the weaknesses and vulnerabilities uncovered by such an assessment, as well as the implementation of new procedures and policies where necessary to close the vulnerabilities most likely to result in a breach of PHI.



In the healthcare field, simply following regulations isn’t good enough. You need to know where cybercriminal attacks are coming from, what methods they’re based on, and how to best repel them. Take a look at our free whitepaper to learn more about how you can position your employees and organization to prevent potentially crippling attacks.