HITRUST Adding Privacy to Framework

Seeking Volunteers for Compliance Guidance Project
HITRUST Adding Privacy to Framework

The Health Information Trust Alliance is seeking participants in a new working group that will help incorporate privacy requirements into the HITRUST Common Security Framework.

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The framework is a free guide to implementing security controls to comply with various regulations, including HIPAA. HITRUST is working toward incorporating privacy requirements into the framework as the healthcare industry moves toward greater reliance on electronic health records and health information exchanges.

The goal of enhancing the framework with privacy details, HITRUST says, is to help ensure "better alignment between healthcare organizations' security and privacy programs and ensure organizations have an integrated approach for protecting health information."

More information on expectations for working group participants is available at the HITRUST Central website. To express interest in participating in the privacy group send an e-mail to the organizers.

About the Author

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Former News Editor, ISMG

Anderson was news editor of Information Security Media Group and founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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