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HITECH Act Increases HIPAA Security Requirements

Information Security Magazine Mar 3, 2010 The health care industry was buzzing with the news: For the first time ever, a hospital was being audited for compliance with HIPAA security requirements. The audit of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general in 2007 was surprising for hospitals,…

Highmark Deploys Agiliance GRC Solution To Reduce The Cost of Compliance

Agiliance Inc. Press Release Feb 25, 2010 San Jose, Calif. February 24, 2010 – Agiliance Inc., the leading independent provider of integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that Highmark, Inc., a leading health insurer, is deploying the Agiliance RiskVision™ platform to automate the compliance process, reduce audit costs and ensure Highmark meets…

Fortrex Technologies Achieves HITRUST Common Security Framework

Assessor Status Feb 22, 2010 FREDERICK, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Fortrex Technologies Inc., a trusted security and risk management advisor to its clients throughout the world, today announced it has achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). As a CSF Assessor, Fortrex is now approved to perform…

Hospital CISOs Offer Security Tips

Healthcare Info Security Feb 15, 2010 Too many hospitals fail to involve a cross-section of staff in efforts to ensure the security of health information, one security director says. At many hospitals, “The risk management office and the security office don’t talk well to each other and that’s a big issue to address,” says Bryan…

HITRUST Announces InfoSec Award Winners for 2009

General Dynamics and Kaiser Permanente recognized for outstanding leadership and contributions Feb 4, 2010 Frisco, TX – February 4, 2010 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today the recipients of the HITRUST InfoSec Awards for 2009. The InfoSec Awards recognize organizations and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the advancement of information…

Healthcare Information Security: Getting Beyond Compliance

Healthcare Information Security Podcasts Feb 3, 2010 For too many healthcare organizations, information security is about regulatory compliance – requirements and checklists. It’s time for patients, privacy and true information security to be prioritized, says Cliff Baker, Chief Strategy Officer with the HITRUST Alliance. Continue Reading…

HITRUST Common Security Framework Matures with Enhancements for 2010

Updates to industry’s most widely-adopted framework reflect new regulations and user experiences Feb 1, 2010 Frisco, TX – February 1, 2010 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today enhancements to the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF), the healthcare industry framework for protecting health information. The 2010 version of the CSF reflects updated requirements…

Answering the HITECH Act Wake-up Call

Health Management Technology E-Newsletter Jan 26, 2010 If your estimated cost to establish compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) across a company were $1 million but the penalties for a breach were capped at $50,000, what risk decision would you make? It’s a no-brainer. You could suffer 20 breaches before the…

The Future of Health Care Information Security

Advance for Health Information Executives Jan 13, 2010 Why do information security at all? It’s an interesting question and one that’s simple to answer. We “secure” or protect information that has value. Often-cited examples include national security information, battlefield intelligence and trade secrets. In the health care industry, patients and their families entrust us with…

HITRUST CSF Offers Path Through Healthcare Security Maze

SearchSecurityChannel Dec 7, 2009 Security solution providers can leverage the Health Information Trust Alliance’s (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) to simplify and standardize their healthcare customers’ path to HIPAA compliance. Continue Reading…

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