HITRUST is pleased to announce that the HITRUST Business Associate Council has been named an honoree of a 2017 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a select group of organizations that have demonstrated that their security initiatives have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies. You can view the official press release here.

Responding to concerns within the industry on how best to balance customer or Covered Entities (CE) requirements to comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of their vendors’ or business associates’ (BA) security controls and programs, leaders from some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations and the vendor community collaborated to launch the HITRUST Business Associate (BA) Council. The HITRUST Business Associate Council is comprised of five healthcare organizations and 22 vendors serving the healthcare industry.

These collaborators listen to each other’s requirements and concerns, seeking an approach mutually acceptable to customers and vendors. The innovative approach can scale up and down as well as across healthcare organizations and vendors regardless of size and maturity, leveraging the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program. This initiative provides the leadership needed to drive widespread adoption by thousands of BA organizations and advance practices for measuring and mitigating cybersecurity risk, gaining operational efficiencies, and raising consumer confidence.

The HITRUST Business Associate Council will accept its award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on May 1-3, 2017, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.

For more information on CSO, go to CSOonline.com. Additional information on the CSO50 Awards is available through this link.