Specifically in the area of health IT, NIST researchers are:
- Leveraging security automation principles and specifications to develop baseline security configuration checklists and toolkits to aid organizations in implementing the HIPAA Security Rule standards and implementation specifications.
- Developing a harmonized set of security principles for use in establishing architectures supporting the exchange of health information.
- Conducting outreach and awareness on security challenges, threats and safeguards, including presentations at industry conferences, workshops, Federal Advisory committees and at other federal agencies on the application of security standards and guidelines to support health IT implementations.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE) Use Cases:
HIPAA Security Rule Toolkit
The NIST HIPAA Security Toolkit Application is intended to help organizations better understand the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule, implement those requirements, and assess those implementations in their operational environment.
Podcast on HIPAA Security Toolkit: Toolkit Helps with Risk Assessments (link is external)
HIPPA Conference Presentations:
<RETURN TO THE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) HOME PAGE>