How to Conduct Assessments

This course will help you self-check and self-audit your own HIPAA compliance.

4 videos  //  69 minutes of training

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Course description

In this course, you’ll dig deeper into the how and why of assessments, as well as different assessment types. You’ll learn how assessments are important to understand where you’re at within the HIPAA compliance meter.

Course syllabus

Impact AssessmentsDuration: 7:06

First we need to learn and understand the reasons why we need to document everything that we do. It is important to assess your business process and measure how you are doing within the compliance meter.

Types of Assessments and AgreementsDuration: 34:15

There are so many different types of assessments and agreements. Identify the right ones can be challenging. If you don’t know where to start, then this video will be beneficial for you and your business process.

SRA Tool DemoDuration: 17:15

Provides a walkthrough of the SRA Tool.

Incident Response Plan (IRP)Duration: 10:23

What is an incident and what do you do? How do you coordinate IT and business processes doing an incident? This video will help you navigate the process and what to address during a HIPAA incident.

Meet the author

April Powers

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Aprillia Powers graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in computer programming in 2012 and earned her master’s in info assurance and security in 2015. Since then, she has been pursuing a doctorate in info assurance and security. Her school is a certified learner of National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). Currently, she works at the Harvard Medical School as their IT Policy and Compliance Administrator and is attending Harvard Extension School to complete her second master’s degree.

With 12+ years of experience in IT, her focus has been in mitigating security structure after a data breach, access management, physical security, auditing, compliance, and developing and performing risk management for large organizations. She brings a background in cryptology, IT governance, cyber awareness, cyber training and cyber liaison between operations and IT. Her background includes privacy and security in business, government agencies and recent healthcare environments. She evaluates and oversees the adoption of automated information systems to accommodate special and complex agency needs. She analyzes, summarizes and reviews data, reports findings, interprets results and makes recommendations. She works with vendors to develop technical requirements, standards and specifications for use and operation of information systems. She has also presented in multiple security conferences, been published in a local newspaper and speaks multiple languages.

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