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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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The Risk-Management Process 2

The risk-management process is a cyclical, or spiral, process that begins with identification and assessment and returns there in order to ensure continual progress towards reducing the risks inherent in any development, implementation, or use of healthcare information technology.

At a high level, these are the steps of the risk-management process:

1. Identification of risks As we move through this chapter we will discuss various methods for identifying risks that may impact the security of an application, the privacy of a patient or provider, or ultimately the safety of a patient. The first step is always to identify all possible applicable risks, regardless of how likely they are. Risks will be prioritized during ...

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