The HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule passed in 2013 reaches beyond traditional healthcare payers and providers to any vendor operating along the healthcare continuum. Recently, several of the largest global healthcare payers established a mandate requiring their vendors to obtain a Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance certification by 2017.
This report outlines the new HITRUST mandate, the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and how companies operating in the healthcare industry are providing third party assurance.
The HITRUST "assess once, report many" Common Security Framework (CSF) allows an organization to streamline its efforts to comply with numerous federal, statutory and other healthcare regulations.
Benefits of adopting an integrated CSF include: