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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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Domains of Risk Analysis

There are many domains of risk that may affect a healthcare IT system. The diagram in Figure 25-2 categorizes the threats associated with mitigation strategies into the following five domains: safety, security, privacy, application criticality, and data criticality.

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Figure 25-2 Domains of risk

The risk-management cycle in each case follows the same steps. In many organizations a common risk register is used to document all categories or domains of risk, and common impact and likelihood tables are used to assess and prioritize them. The primary difference between these domains lies in the specific types of risks that are ...

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