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New Program to Evaluate, Certify Health IT Privacy, Security

iHealthBeat Sep 10, 2009 As the federal government builds a framework for investing some $20 billion in health IT, the health care industry is grappling with one of the most controversial and potentially contentious elements of that framework — privacy and security of electronic health information. Continue Reading…

Four HIPAA Compliance Tips for Business Associates

HealthLeaders Media Sep 9, 2009 The HITECH Act was a long-time coming, especially because it holds business associates of covered entities accountable for compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule and the use of disclosure provisions of the privacy rule. Continue Reading…

Program Aims To Erase Doubts About Health Data Security

InformationWeek Sep 1, 2009 A new certification program could make it easier for healthcare organizations to decide whether their IT security products meet their compliance needs. The Health Information Trust Alliance–HITRUST–which was launched in 2007 by an alliance of healthcare professional service and IT vendors, announced today a program to evaluate and certify IT security…

New Information Security Product Certification to Address Complexities and Inconsistencies in Product Selection and Simplify Compliance Efforts

HITRUST to streamline process of identifying and evaluating information security solutions for healthcare industry Aug 31, 2009 Frisco, TX – August 31, 2009 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today it is working with the security assurance, information security and healthcare communities to aid healthcare organizations in evaluating and selecting information security products…

Health IT Group to Offer Security Certification to Vendors

Federal Computer Week Aug 31, 2009 The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today the creation of a program to certify IT security products against its Common Security Framework for information. The CSF Ready program will be guided by a steering committee of major IT security companies and labs. It will develop criteria for independent…

HITRUST Advances Health Information Protection by Offering Greater Access to Common Security Framework and Launching Community-based Education Program

Guidance and Resources for Healthcare Information Security Professionals Aug 19, 2009 Frisco, TX – August 19, 2009 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today that the Common Security Framework (CSF), the first IT security framework developed specifically for healthcare information, is now available at no charge. The CSF is available through HITRUST Central,…

HIPAA Compliance Starts with C-Suite

HealthLeaders Media Aug 10, 2009 The economic recession probably brought healthcare CEOs closer to their organizations’ day-to-day activities. New federal HIPAA laws should have too. Daniel Nutkis, CEO of The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), believes compliance with HIPAA privacy and security starts from the top. Continue Reading…

First Healthcare Organizations Seek Information Security Certification from HITRUST

Adoption of the Common Security Framework occuring across every industry segment Jul 16, 2009 Frisco, TX – July 16, 2009 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today that the first healthcare organizations are beginning the certification phase of the Common Security Framework (CSF). In addition, HITRUST is experiencing a significant increase in licenses…

nCircle and HITRUST Partner to Deliver Innovative SaaS Offering to Secure Healthcare Information

Vulnerability and Configuration Scanning Service Helps Healthcare Organizations Improve Security with an Accessible, Easy to Use, Cost Effective Solution Jun 11, 2009 San Francisco – June 11, 2009 – nCircle, the leader in security and compliance auditing solutions, and Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today that nCircle has been selected as the provider of…

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