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SC Magazine Jun 1, 2009 Security cannot take a backseat in health care, says Bryan Cline at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, reports Dan Kaplan. To Bryan Cline, IT security in health care is playing catch-up with other industries that also view data as their most prized asset. Continue Reading…

CVS Works on Patient Privacy Improvements Following Fine

HealthLeaders Media Jun 1, 2009 CVS Caremark Corp., parent company of the largest pharmacy chain in the nation, has implemented a chain-wide shredding program in light of the $2.25 million fine handed down in February by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for potential breaches of millions…

Regulatory Update: HITRUST Simplifies Compliance with Newly Released HITECH Act

Enhancements to the Common Security Framework reduce time, resources and expense of HITECH Act compliance for healthcare organizations and their business partners May 5, 2009 Frisco, TX – May 5, 2009 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) issued its…

HITRUST Alliance Announces First Awards Program to Honor Outstanding Achievements in the Advancement of Information Protection in the Healthcare Industry

Mar 17, 2009 Frisco, TX – March 17, 2009 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) today announced the creation of the first annual awards program that aims to identify and distinguish outstanding achievements in the advancement of information protection in the healthcare industry. The HITRUST InfoSec Awards aim to recognize innovation and leadership in…

Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Concurs with The American Recover and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Stimulus Bill on Importance of Privacy and Security

Industry alliance recently concluded 18 month coordinated effort to develop a Common Security Framework for protecting health information Feb 17, 2009 Dallas – February 17, 2009 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) today released its position on the importance of privacy and security in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The act,…

HITRUST Expands Leadership as Common Security Framework Nears General Availability

Leaders in place to help set and drive agenda for information security in the Health Care Industry Dec 3, 2008 Dallas – December 3, 2008 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) – a healthcare industry organization that aims to build greater trust between patients, physicians, organizations, government and technology companies by ensuring information security…

HITRUST Kicks Off Educational Webcast Series on Information Security in Healthcare,

Organizations who create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information to learn from security, governance, risk and compliance expert panels Sep 11, 2008 Dallas – September 11, 2008 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) – the first industry-driven certifiable security standard developed by a collaboration of healthcare, business, technology and information security…

Security Initiative Adds Leadership

Sep 9, 2008 The Health Information Trust Alliance, an industry consortium, has expanded its executive council to include additional stakeholders. The alliance, known as HITRUST, is developing a Common Security Framework for industry release in January. The framework will be a set of certifiable and standardized best practices for complying with the HIPAA security rule…

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