Risk Assessment and Management

Gila Pyke

   In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Participate in the process of reducing the risk of any healthcare IT product or implementation

•  Identify the difference between security, privacy, and other healthcare risks

•  Recognize different threats and associated mitigation strategies


Risk management is the art of enabling innovation and opportunities while preparing to manage potential negative outcomes. Risk management is not about eliminating risk (that is impossible) but instead identifying it, reducing it as much as possible, informing affected parties, and preparing to respond quickly and effectively should the risk materialize.

Healthcare technology is tasked with improving ...

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