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HIPAA in Your Pocket: The NCHICA Breach Reference Application

Reasearch Triangle Park, NC – NCHICA has teamed with Oak Grove Technologies to produce a mobile app version of the HITECH Act Breach Notification Risk Assessment Tool.  The NCHICA Breach Reference Application is a tool designed to help healthcare entities -- hospitals, physician offices, clinics, etc. -- make preliminary assessments of potential privacy breaches.  The app allows staff and IT security professionals to assess whether a data breach has occurred and gives them a “total risk score” for any potential data breach. It walks users through action steps required under the HITECH Act, and allows them to alert other staff members of a potential breach in order to determine whether an investigation needs to take place.

The NCHICA Breach Reference application is available for download on iTunes for $1.99

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NCHICA (North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance, Inc.) is a nonprofit consortium of over 230 organizations representing the many sectors of the healthcare industry. NCHICA's mission is to assist NCHICA members in accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system through the effective use of information technology, informatics and analytics. In 2009, NCHICA’s Privacy & Security Officials Workgroup developed the content for the paper-based HITECH Act Breach Notification Risk Assessment Tool, available on the NCHICA website at: