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Policy/Program Change Details 
An upcoming enhancement to MyCSF will introduce automated quality checking of CSF assessment objects. Users of MyCSF will have the ability to run these checks at any time prior to submission of the object to HITRUST; however, the checks will be automatically run at each “hand off” of the assessment object, such as when an assessed entity submits the object to their assessor and when the assessor submits the object to HITRUST. Over 30 distinct quality checks will be included in this upcoming MyCSF enhancement. 


All potential issues identified will be presented with a description of the issue, the flagged comment or scoring, recommendations on how to address, the option to override / accept the issue and to provide an accompanying explanation. All potential issues will need to be addressed or accepted (with explanation) before the assessment can proceed to the next step. 

Automated quality checks will be performed on validated assessments and self-assessments. Interim assessments will not be subject to these automated quality checks. 

This change is beneficial to the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program by: 

  • Increasing the consistency of the HITRUST CSF assessment reports, as these checks are applied systematically to all validated and self-assessments in the same manner. 
  • Increasing the quality of the output of HITRUST CSF assessments, as these checks will be performed against 100% of the requirement statements included in an assessment. 
  • Reducing the amount of time elapsing between submission of an assessment to HITRUST and delivery of the draft report from HITRUST. Efficiencies are gained during HITRUST’s Quality Assurance review of submissions, as certain quality issues will be identified prior to submission of the validated assessment object to HITRUST. 

 Note that these automated quality checks have been in use for several months outside of MyCSF by HITRUST’s Compliance and Assurance teams; the move of checks into MyCSF and earlier into the assessment lifecycle will not replace the QA checks performed by HITRUST’s Assurance team against validated assessment objects. 

Timetable for Implementation 
This change will go live in MyCSF on December 31, 2019. 


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