Network System Analysis Risk Management

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Network System Analysis Risk Management Introduction The multifaceted nature of risk as it relates to a healthcare provider is evident on how comprehensive the access controls, compliance, security and staff level-based access privileges are in the Natividad Medical Center. The complexity of these factors and the level of traceability and audit controls are accentuated by the Health Insurance and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its many requirements and stipulations for reporting (Dennis, 2005). The risk management framework for the Natividad Medical Center must be agile enough to manage the entire lifecycle of a risk management framework yet agile enough to allow for healthcare professionals to gain access to the data they need. Analysis of the Risk Management Framework for Natividad Medical Center Coordinating Information Technologies (IT) as the foundational elements of risk management frameworks must begin at the most strategic, fundamental level if the risks are to be anticipated and mitigated. The reliance on risk management frameworks that have a lifecycle-based approach is critical as this iterative nature of risk mitigation and the continual improvement of each phase or step in the framework's processes (de Bakker, Boonstra, Wortmann, 2010). The generic risk management framework includes the following six phases or steps: categorization; implementation; selection; assessments; authorizations; and monitoring (Coles, Moulton, 2003). These six phases of a risk
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