HITRUST is continuously involved in collaboration and communication with industry leaders. As such, we draw upon the expertise of Councils and other Groups to help enhance our programs, services and initiatives to ensure they are serving the information security and privacy needs of the industry.
- Councils are an ongoing group or assembly of people or experts in their respective fields selected, summoned or convened on a rotating basis for consultation, deliberation, or advice on various security and privacy programs, issues or other areas of interest to the healthcare industry.
- Roundtables are a common forum for academic discussion. Participants in the group agree on a specific topic to discuss, debate, explore, learn, collaborate and, where appropriate, agree upon a variety of topics. The activities of, and issues addressed by, the Roundtable provide important vision and direction. Each person is given equal right to participate, as illustrated by the term “round table.”
- Working Groups are, generally, an ad hoc group of subject-matter experts working together to achieve specified goals or stated objectives. The groups are domain- or task-specific and focus on discussion or activity around a specific subject area. The term can refer to an interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers working on activities that would be difficult to sustain without additional working resources. Our Working Groups generally involve people from different companies, who collaborate on projects requiring their unique expertise or time. The lifespan of a Working Group can be anywhere from a few months to several years, and are usually disbanded when it has achieved its goal(s).