HITRUST expands its commitment to engage with organizations to help them adopt and leverage various HITRUST resources with an announcement of several Community Extension Program (CEP) dates being added in locations that have demonstrated the most demand.

Before we disclose the new locations, here is a list of the cities and dates that are currently available for registration:

  • Orlando, FL – November 8, 2017 – hosted by Orlando Health, facilitated by Schellman & Company, LLC
  • Irvine, CA – December 7, 2017 – hosted by Kareo, facilitated by Tevora
  • Princeton, NJ – January 26, 2018 – hosted by New Jersey Hospital Association, facilitated by BluePrint Healthcare IT
  • Newark, DE – January 31, 2018 – hosted Christiana Care, facilitated by Protiviti
  • Pittsburgh, PA – February 6, 2018 – hosted by Highmark, facilitated by Meditology Services

Click here to Register for an Event Near You

As promised, here are the upcoming events slated for the following cities:

  • Chicago, IL – hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, facilitated by Beyond LLC
  • Cleveland, OH – hosted by Cleveland Clinic, facilitated by Beyond LLC
  • Dallas, TX – hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield, facilitated by Deloitte
  • Tampa, FL – hosted by Shriners Hospitals for Children, facilitated by Sword & Shield Enterprise Security

Fill out this form to be notified when one of these cities are open for registration. If you don’t see a city near you, don’t worry, new cities are added all the time. You can also offer to host a session, simply contact us if you are interested.

What Are These CEP Events All About?

These town hall events are coordinated by HITRUST, hosted by organizations within the community, and facilitated by HITRUST CSF Assessors. They provide healthcare organizations of all types and sizes an opportunity to engage with local peers to discuss the challenges, best practices and lessons learned in effectively implementing a risk management program and improving cybersecurity practices by leveraging the HITRUST CSF, HITRUST cyber threat sharing and response, and other HITRUST programs.

As one example, HITRUST brought together several organizations in Denver, CO to discuss key issues regarding the information risk management challenges their teams were facing. The group was so engaged with each other, they even conducted an ad-hoc scoping project. To read a recap of this unique town hall meeting to get a sense of what the groups discuss and do, be sure to visit our Denver recap.

As is evident in the Denver recap, education and knowledge transfer play a fundamental role in simplifying the risk management and compliance process, shortening the time in adopting HITRUST programs, and maximizing their value both internally and across the third-party vendor supply chain. To this end, the HITRUST Community Extension Program is designed to cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Structuring and implementing an information risk management program
  • Considerations in implementing the HITRUST CSF
  • Leveraging the HITRUST CSF to implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Considerations regarding a HITRUST CSF Assessment and reporting options
  • Leveraging the HITRUST Cyber Threat Catalogue
  • Implementing a third-party assurance program and effective vendor risk management
  • How to align information risk management and cyber insurance programs
  • Engaging in cyber information sharing and how it supports cyber threat management regardless of size or cyber maturity

Want to participate? Click here for more information on the dates, locations, agenda and registration requirements.