HITRUST updates program for HIPAA, HITECH compliance assessments

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HITRUST, a security standards development and accreditation organization, updated its common security framework, or CSF, assurance program Jan. 15.

The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program delivers simplified compliance assessment and reporting for information protection standards from multiple industries, including healthcare. The program incorporates requirements from relevant regulations, such as HIPAA and the Health IT for Economic and Clinical Health Act, to help organizations and their business associates demonstrate compliance.

The latest program updates include changes to ensure the quality and consistency of HITRUST assessors, changes related to interim reviews, and a clarification on the scope of assessments.

To view a complete list of the program's updates, click here.

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