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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,…

Jon Moore: Build a Security Control Frmework for Predictable Compliance

Information Security Magazine Oct 8, 2009 The healthcare industry’s increasing reliance on technology during this decade has been embraced by consumers, and this has created increased challenges for an already highly regulated industry. The need for superior information security is understandable, after all, consumers entrust us with their health and their wealth. By that, of…

Guest Commentary: Start With Common Framework on IT Security

Modern Healthcare Oct 6, 2009 On October 16, states will submit their health information exchange, or HIE, grant applications in order to receive their incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Continue Reading…

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…

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