The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets security, privacy, and breach notification standards to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information (PHI).
A risk analysis is one of the implementation specifications of the Security Management Process standard, which requires organizations to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their PHI.
GitLab offers several security tools which can help organizations identify and track risks and vulnerabilities across the software lifecycle:
As part of your security and risk mitigation strategy, you may decide to implement development standards and processes. GitLab offers several tools to enforce process, standards, review, and approvals for both code and documentation:
Merge request approvals can be used to enforce requirements and require review by specific persons or teams before merging the change. Beyond enforcing software requirements, this can be a powerful tool for document control change management for files stored in a project repository.
Push rules can be used to set requirements for commit messages. One example of how this can be used is to enforce a requirement that every commit must reference a requirement in Jira or the wiki.
Protected branches allow you to enforce rules for creating, pushing to, and deleting branches.
In the future, the Requirements Management product category will allow for a more complete and structured way to granularly enforce and audit compliance with complex requirements.
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