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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…

HITRUST Expands Certification Program to Target Inefficiencies, Complexities and Risk in Healthcare Compliance Reporting

Common and cost-efficient approach simplifies assessment and reporting process for healthcare industry Nov 16, 2009 Frisco, TX – November 16, 2009 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today a program that significantly alters how the healthcare industry assesses security and reports compliance for HIPAA, HITECH, state and other third-party requirements. The HITRUST CSF…

Reporting Health IT Security Compliance Gets Easier

InformationWeek Nov 16, 2009 The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has unveiled a new program that helps streamline how healthcare organizations report to their business associates their status of compliance to security regulations such as HIPAA and others. Continue Reading…

Additional Firms Obtain CSF Certifier Status

Pool of CSF Certifiers expanding as more organizations adopt the Common Security Framework Oct 13, 2009 Frisco, TX – October 13, 2009 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today that two more organizations have joined the growing list of professional services firms designated as HITRUST CSF Certifiers. Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain (LBMC),…

Representatives from Express Scripts and IMS Health Join HITRUST Executive Council

Broad representation of industry and business organizations serve healthcare industry well in advancing the state of health information protection Oct 8, 2009 Frisco, TX – October 8, 2009 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today it has elected two new members to the HITRUST Executive Council. Kimberly Gray, Chief Privacy Officer, Americas Region,…

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