The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, established the Common Security Framework (CSF), a certifiable framework that can be used by organizations that participate in and support the healthcare industry. The CSF is the most widely adopted security control framework in the healthcare industry and leverages existing standards including HIPAA, NIST, ISO, PCI, FTC, and COBIT. HITRUST’s CSF Assurance Program leverages the CSF to provide healthcare organizations and their Business Associates with a common approach to managing security assessments and reporting results to internal and external parties.
How Do We Partner With You?
Elevate provides security strategy, process and implementation services to help improve your’ information security needs. About HITRUST CSF certification, we can assist you in the following ways:
Our clients tell us that pursuing HITRUST certification provides several benefits to them:
Independent verification – The organization verifies to patients, partners and members that its information security practices are an imperative and meet industry-defined standards.
Risk mitigation – The organization obtains a clear and comprehensive understanding of its information risk exposure using the CSF.
Competitive advantage – Healthcare organizations want business partners that they can trust to retain and protect their patient information.
Industry validation – The organization relies on the collective decisions of an industry group as validation for which security controls are appropriate.
Improved partner security – The CSF provides the bench- mark by which an organization can measure Business Associates to quantify the risks of sharing data.
Simplified compliance management and reduced audit overlap – The CSF supports the compliance reviews and documentation of other major security standards, thereby reducing the time spent on overlapping audits.