Privacy Impact Assessment
The USHC Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is an assessment of the privacy impact of any substantially revised or new Information Technology System. PIAs guide a healthcare provider s project team through a series of stages in order to identify the privacy risks and suggests methods of mitigating or eliminating them. The focus of a PIA is on the patient and their information; not on trying to deliver a system. Nor is it an organizational focus; it is a patient focus. A PIA does not focus on each of these regulations, but rather on a new system introduced to an existing environment and its impact on your current privacy policies and procedures.