Health Information Management

HITRUST security risk assessment

Briefings on HIPAA, September 1, 2016

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There are no federally recognized HIPAA certification standards for covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) and it's unlikely one will be. However, that doesn't stop larger CEs from requiring some form of certification to demonstrate compliance with HIPAA and proof that BAs have implemented sound information security programs. The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) published its first common security framework (CSF) in March 2009 with the goal of focusing on information security as a core pillar of the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. Larger CEs, primarily large health plans, now require their BAs to become HITRUST certified.

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