HITRUST is seeking nominations for individuals to participate on the HITRUST Business Associate Council. The HITRUST Business Associate Council was established to ensure business associates and other key vendors to the healthcare industry are able to influence and directly engage with HITRUST and healthcare organizations relating to the HITRUST 3rd Party Assurance program and other programs impacting business associates.

Participants will be expected to represent business associates in relation to information security and privacy and engage in discussions regarding the associated threats and risks facing the healthcare industry. Participants will join discussions with HITRUST and industry organizations around the HITRUST 3rd Party Assurance program and associated requirements. Sessions will occur quarterly with every other session held in-person.

Participants will be selected based upon their qualifications including as an information security and privacy leader and their ability to represent their organization. Applying and nominating organizations are therefore encouraged to name the appropriate leaders in the organization for participation in the Council.

HITRUST will select eight individuals to serve on the Council representing various organizational types and sizes for an 18-month term. Consideration of organizations that presently deliver services to multiple health care industry companies will be prioritized. Nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2016 and selections will be made by February 15, 2016.