Three Key Data Security Issues HITRUST Needs to Consider

Published on: January 23, 2015 By: Anne Zieger, Contributing Editor – Healthcare Dive Over the last couple of weeks, a number of healthcare associations have taken proactive measures to help ensure the viability and security of healthcare data. For example, the American College of Physicians issued a searing position statement criticizing EHR applications and vendors…

HITRUST and Deloitte Kick-off Cyber Preparedness and Education Town Hall Events for Health Care Industry

CyberRX 2.0 builds industry-wide resilience to protect the nation’s health operations NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2015: The Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance and Deloitte, a leader in cyber risk services, will hold cyber preparedness, education and simulation events in major cities across the U.S. These cyber town hall sessions, part of the ongoing HITRUST CyberRX…

HITRUST and Industry to Establish Roadmap for Improving the Security of Health Information Systems and Medical Devices

Industry leaders convene working group to address growing concerns over health information systems and medical device security by establishing a Health Information Technology (HIT) framework for vulnerability avoidance, reporting, and mitigation Frisco, TX – January 15, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today the establishment of a working group whose mission is to…

Healthcare Industry Responds to President Obama’s New Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal

Frisco, TX – January 13, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today a statement in response to “SECURING CYBERSPACE—President Obama Announces New Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal and Other Cybersecurity Efforts.” Topic The White House made a renewed push Tuesday for cybersecurity legislation, asking the new Congress to revive cybersecurity legislation stalled over the past…

Experts Hope Revised Framework Allows Providers To Worry More About Patients, Less About Compliance

Published on: January 8, 2015 By: Angelique Carson, CIPP/US While healthcare privacy laws aim to protect patients, healthcare industry experts will tell you they sometimes can get in the way of doing what healthcare professionals exist to do: treat patients, ease suffering, save lives. Given that reality, an updated framework aims to alleviate some of…

HITRUST Updates Common Security Framework to Include Privacy Controls

The addition of privacy controls will create a fully integrated information security and privacy framework Frisco, TX – January 7, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today the addition of privacy controls to version seven of the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) being released later this month. This addition creates a fully integrated…

HITRUST recognized as one of SC Magazine’s top industry influencers for 2014; shares cybersecurity forecasts for 2015

Published on: December 10, 2014 HITRUST is excited to share that the organization has been recognized as an industry influencer in the Reboot 25 edition of SC Magazine. This year’s annual edition offers a special feature of individuals and organizations who’ve paved the way over the years and presented the industry with “innovative technology, thought-provoking…

Acting Out: Cyber Simulation Exercises

From the November 2014 Issue of SCMagazine Published on: November 03, 2014 By: Teri Robinson “Simulation exercises show how companies should respond under a cyberattack,” says HHS’s Sara Hall. Teri Robinson reports. In the common parlance of child psychologists, role-playing—particularly acting out scenarios—is good practice for real life, helping kids develop the skills and tools…

Join NIST and HITRUST in a discussion about Cyber Security Frameworks

Published on: November 12, 2014 On February 12, 2014, NIST issued the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity in response to Executive Order 13636. The Framework, created through collaboration between industry and government, consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to help critical infrastructure, including the Healthcare and Public Health Sector, manage cybersecurity risk. To learn…

HITRUST Common Security Framework: Tips for Healthcare Facilities

Published on: October 28, 2014 By: Elizabeth Snell The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an important tool that healthcare organizations of all sizes can use in their approach to regulatory compliance and risk management. But what exactly are the basics of the CSF program, and what can facilities to do ensure that they are…