Three Key Data Security Issues HITRUST Needs to Consider

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Date: January 23, 2015

Published on: January 23, 2015
By: Anne Zieger, Contributing Editor – Healthcare Dive

Over the last couple of weeks, a number of healthcare associations have taken proactive measures to help ensure the viability and security of healthcare data. For example, the American College of Physicians issued a searing position statement criticizing EHR applications and vendors for focusing less on patient issues than coding and regulatory concerns.

Not long after that, the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) formed a working group of healthcare executives and IT professionals to examine the ongoing issue of cybersecurity, with a goal of creating a base of standards for the industry to follow.

As HITRUST’s group begins their examination, I’d like to recommend three key areas for them to explore, with a nod to the ACP, whose position statement should also be taken into consideration by the HITRUST group.

The rest of this article can be read on Healthcare Dive.

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