With healthcare providers and Business Associates relying more and more on evolving technologies to store and transmit their data, managing the security requirements from federal and state agencies and other third parties can be overwhelming. The compliance requirements for healthcare and electronic patient health information (ePHI) stems from the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Security Rule which by now most experienced providers are familiar with; they must ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of any data they create, receive, maintain or transmit while providing reasonable protection against threats. However, the guidelines that allow for considerations such as the size, complexity and capabilities of the organization, including the technical infrastructure, are at times too broad to provide a specific and comfortable direction for providers.
THE HEALTH Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST )
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) offers a third-party assessment that verifies your organization has met all of the industry-defined certification requirements of the Common Security Framework (CSF). Developed by healthcare and IT professionals, the HITRUST (CSF) helps organizations by providing an efficient and prescriptive framework for managing the security requirements inherent in HIPAA. HITRUST seeks to save you considerable time and money when it comes to audits because the consolidated controls view from the CSF provides visibility into the controls overlap among multiple regulatory requirements and allows you to demonstrate exactly how your controls program is meeting the combined requirements. HITRUST can offer providers a trusted benchmark from which they can measure and manage their own compliance while offering proven protection to their customers.
Overall the world of technology can be a complicated place when it comes to compliance. Completing a HITRUST certification can simplify this process by offering providers a tailored set of controls founded on the expertise and best practices of industry experts for an assumed set of risks and compliance requirements. At CRI and Auditwerx our experienced professionals have the industry expertise and certifications to guide you though the HITRUST. CRI has been approved by HITRUST for performing assessment and services associated with the CSF Assurance Program and the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive security framework that incorporates the existing security requirements of healthcare organizations.
As a HITRUST CSF Assessor, the team at Auditwerx can complete the testing required to meet HITRUST criteria, paving the way for our clients to earn HITRUST certification
Contact us below to learn how we can help your organization navigate this process.