Sep 9, 2008

The Health Information Trust Alliance, an industry consortium, has expanded its executive council to include additional stakeholders.

The alliance, known as HITRUST, is developing a Common Security Framework for industry release in January. The framework will be a set of certifiable and standardized best practices for complying with the HIPAA security rule and other regulatory mandates, as well as internal security policies to provide a uniform way of verifying the security of health information. While adoption of the best practices is voluntary, some organizations may require their business associates to become certified, notes Daniel Nutkis, CEO of HITRUST. Continue Reading…