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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…

Record Setting

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…

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