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Feds Give Guidance on Cybersecurity

The federal government has published an initial framework for improving cybersecurity throughout the nation and across industries. Feb 17, 2014 The Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which has worked for the past year with stakeholders across the country, following an executive order from President Obama for development…

HITRUST Position on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

That National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the Cyber Security Framework in final form on February 13, 2014. Changes to the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework included: removal of the Privacy and Civil Liberties controls from the Framework in favor of more general guidance; clarification and modifications to the implementation tiers and their relationship to…

Children’s Achieves HITRUST CSF Certified Status for Information Security

Jan 30, 2014 Children’s Medical Center, the sixth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, has earned Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). HITRUST was established to ensure information security is a core pillar in the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges.Continue Reading…

Healthcare Organizations Plan “CyberRX”: First Industry-wide Cyber Attack Exercise

HITRUST Leads Effort to Evaluate Cyber Threat Preparedness and Response Coordination for the Healthcare Industry Jan 13, 2014 HITRUST announced today that it will lead an industry-wide effort to conduct exercises to simulate cyber attacks on healthcare organizations, named CyberRX. The results will be used to evaluate the industry’s response that threat preparedness against attacks…

HITRUST CSF Streamlines and Enhances NIST to Achieve HIPAA Compliance

How HITRUST supports an efficient and effective information protection program tailored to the needs of healthcare Note: All HITRUST documents referenced in this article are included as attachments at the end of the blog post. The HITRUST CSF was first published in early 2009 and has since become the de facto security standard in the…

Kenneth Mortensen Elected to HITRUST Board of Directors

Privacy Representation Increased with Addition of Mortensen Oct 18, 2013 The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is announcing today the appointment of Kenneth (Ken) Mortensen, vice president, assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer, CVS Caremark, to the HITRUST Board of Directors. The addition of Mortensen broadens the representation of privacy professionals on the board…

HITRUST Releases Draft Privacy Controls for the HITRUST CSF

Addition of Privacy Controls will Create an Integrated Privacy and Security Framework Oct 17, 2013 With the expectation that more reliance will continue to be placed on electronic health records (EHRs) and on interoperable health information exchanges (HIEs) to improve patient care, minimize errors, reduce disparities, control costs and support public health initiatives, HITRUST believes…

DeVero, Inc. Achieves HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified Status and Continues to Provide Highly Secure Patient Records to Home Health and Hospice Agencies

Oct 10, 2013 DeVero, Inc., a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solutions for the healthcare industry, is proud to announce that it has achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). HITRUST was established under the premise that information security should be a core…

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