Attention Vendors: Five Reasons to Start Your Path to HITRUST Certification Now

Health Care

January 01, 2016
by Paul Johnson

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Health care vendors and business associates that are required to protect health information should have heard the news by now: HITRUST CSF Assurance is the new standard for streamlining the third-party assurance process.

The move stems from HITRUST’s ongoing mission to address inefficiencies and inconsistencies in third-party assurance, an objective and journey that first began in 2007. Now, across the country, partner agreement language is quickly being changed to specify the requirement for the new assurance and certification program.

The new certification attempts to remedy the challenges both health care organizations and business associates face in monitoring and assuring security requirements. In essence, in introducing a standardized compliance process that’s confirmed by a qualified HITRUST assessor, the goal is to unify and simplify the assurances both sides need and can support.

Here are five big reasons now is the best time to start moving toward the new CSF program.

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