Day Pitney LLP, Hartford, Conn, has released HIPAA Self-Assessment Tool 2.0, an updated software program designed to provide a cost-effective way for organizations to perform a self-assessment of compliance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), based on the expanded audit protocol of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. The tool can help clients assess whether they are in compliance with HIPAA’s security, privacy, and breach notification requirements. Additional areas include requirements for business associates and the use and disclosure of genetic information. Depending on the size and complexity of the organization, the tool can be completed by the compliance officer, health information manager, medical records manager, legal counsel, privacy officer, or security officer. For more information, visit Day Pitney.