The Heath Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) believes that the best way to promote confidence in the security of electronic health information is for those who actually use technology to create, access, store and exchange electronic health information to create a common security framework to protect that information.

HITRUST brings together major organizations from across the healthcare and employer spectrum that are dedicated to creating the first common security framework for the protection of sensitive health information.

Such a private sector effort will result in better health information security sooner than mandates imposed by government. A government-designed, government-dictated, health information security “solution” will not recognize business and technological realities and cannot adapt quickly enough to changing conditions.