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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…

Health Information Trust Alliance Designates WellPoint Common Security Framework Certified Status

Sep 30, 2013 WellPoint, Inc. announces it has achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). Certification was obtained through the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program, the most widely-used information security framework used by United States health care organizations. WellPoint is the largest health benefits company to achieve HITRUST CSF…

The Benefits of a HITRUST Certification

Aug 2, 2013 As healthcare providers rely more and more on evolving technologies to store and transmit their data, compliance has become an increasingly complex landscape to navigate. Managing the security requirements from federal and state agencies and other third parties can be a daunting task, one that consumes considerable energy, expense, and effort. When…

Online Business Systems Receives HITRUST Common Security Framework Assessor Designation

Jun 21, 2013 WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(June 21, 2013) – Online Business Systems (Online), a leading North American business and technology consulting company, announced today that it has been designated by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor. HITRUST is committed to providing the healthcare industry with a risk management framework…

Response to Recent Breach Event

May 28, 2013 HITRUST wants to make you aware of a recent cyber attack and media comments relating to a HITRUST web server. HITRUST had a non-critical, standalone public web server compromised by an SQL injection that resulted in some test data being leaked. The media article accurately claims that 111 records, including some real…

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