The security landscape for the healthcare industry is constantly evolving and the risk of breach continues to increase. With the use of electronic records management and EMR systems, more and more patients are becoming victims of healthcare data breaches. Thus, the focus on how medical information is treated by Covered Healthcare Entities and Business Associates is heightened in the information security environment.
The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) Certification is the most widely recognized security control framework for the healthcare industry. The Certification is founded on a certifiable security framework that is comprehensive and enables healthcare organizations and their business associates to implement an efficient approach to compliance and security risk management.
The HITRUST framework does this by unifying NIST, HIPAA & HITECH, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, FTC, and COBIT recognized standards and the certification can be completed according to SOC 2 criteria. Thus, the HITRUST Certification not only demonstrates compliance but effectively protects ePHI.
Beyond avoiding hefty fines for non-compliance, there are several additional benefits of HITRUST Certification such as:
As an authorized CSF Assessor, we understand the impact healthcare regulatory requirements have on your data collection, transmission, and handling procedures. Partnering with CompliancePoint to become HITRUST certified will provide you with:
Let us help you get certified and avoid any costly surprises due to non-compliance!
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