Protect Electronic Health Information

Protect electronic health information created or maintained by the certified EHR technology (CEHRT) through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities. 

Conduct or review a security risk analysis in accordance with the requirements under 45 CFR 164.308(a) (1), including addressing the encryption/security of data stored in CEHRT in accordance with requirements under 45 CFR 164.312 (a)(2)(iv) and 45 CFR 164.306(d)(3), and implement security updates as necessary and correct identified security deficiencies as part of the provider's risk management process for EPs. 

 

Measure Numerator

Eligible professionals (EPs) must attest YES to conducting or reviewing a security risk analysis and implementing security updates as needed to meet this measure. 

 

Measure Denominator

n/a