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The HITRUST® Assessment Handbook

To ensure the integrity of HITRUST certifications, HITRUST maintains a set of requirements and expectations found in the HITRUST Assessment Handbook. The Handbook provides comprehensive guidance for assessed entities and HITRUST assessors as organizations go through the certification process.

HITRUST external assessors are expected to understand the requirements and processes defined in this handbook.

The Assessment Handbook Includes:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Assessed Entity and External Assessor
  • HITRUST Assessment Workflow for each assessment type
  • Assessment scoping guidance
  • Inheritance and reliance guidance
  • Quality Assurance process information
  • HITRUST reporting information

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