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HITRUST Third Party Assurance Winter 2016 Virtual Summit

Driving Industry Efficiencies and Compliance through the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program HITRUST, in coordination with industry leaders, is hosting the second in a series of ongoing Summits focused on third party risk management and consistent requirements of their vendors and business associates leveraging the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program. A growing number of healthcare organizations are…

HITRUST Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Epic President Carl Dvorak

In a move to broaden its industry engagement and address the rapidly evolving requirements of systems such as electronic health records (EHR), HITRUST has expanded its Board of Directors with the appointment of Carl Dvorak, president of EHR software company Epic. Hospitals that use Epic systems hold medical records for approximately 55% of patients in…

Call for Nominations for Business Associate (Vendor) Council

HITRUST is seeking nominations for individuals to participate on the HITRUST Business Associate Council. The HITRUST Business Associate Council was established to ensure business associates and other key vendors to the healthcare industry are able to influence and directly engage with HITRUST and healthcare organizations relating to the HITRUST 3rd Party Assurance program and other…

HITRUST Enhances Classroom Training for 2016

HITRUST Academy offers the only training courses designed to educate healthcare security professionals regarding information protection in the healthcare industry and the utilization of the HITRUST CSF and CSF Assurance related tools and programs. The classroom course is required for those individuals wishing to test for, and obtain, the HITRUST Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP) designation….

HITRUST Applauds Congress Signing of Cybersecurity Act of 2015

The U.S. Congress has voted to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 as part of the omnibus spending package. The Act formalizes the process for information sharing, encouraging private entities to share amongst themselves and with the government. The Act also provides legal certainty that companies sharing information have safe harbor against frivolous lawsuits when…

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the HITRUST 2016 Conference

HITRUST 2016 will expose attendees to collaborative discussions of industry trends, market dynamics, and in-depth knowledge of how the HITRUST CSF and related tools can aid their organizations in conducting assessments, and improve their overall protection of health information. The conference will feature a mix of general sessions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Here are…

Leading Health Plan Organizations Learn to Mitigate Breach Exposure by Participating in Industry-Wide Cyberattack Simulation Exercise

HITRUST CyberRX 2.0 reveals top five actions to improve cyber incident readiness Frisco, Texas and New York – December 3, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), revealed today the results of the healthcare industry’s first simultaneous…

Learn How Organizations can obtain a SOC 2® report leveraging the HITRUST CSF

HITRUST is pleased to announce that the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has finalized its guidance for performing and issuing SOC 2 reports leveraging the HITRUST CSF. HITRUST and the AICPA have been collaborating to develop and publish guidance that specifies the process for leveraging the HITRUST CSF and CSF Assurance programs as…

Health Industry Implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Webinar Recording is Now Available

A recording of the NIST CsF Guidance Webinar held on November 3, 2015 is now available for review. The webinar, featuring speakers from HITRUST, NIST, HHS and Seattle Children’s Hospital, provided insights healthcare organizations can use for leveraging the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CsF), discussed common misconceptions and the resulting confusion around the use of frameworks,…

Report Finds Gaps in Health Industry Cyber Threat Indicator Sharing

HITRUST to Advance Cyber Threat Indicator Collection and Situational Awareness Frisco, Texas – November 12, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), the leading organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, has released findings and recommendations from a recent review of the healthcare industry’s most active threat intelligence sharing and…