The Frisco, Texas-based Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is offering the Common Security Framework (CSF), an IT security framework developed specifically for healthcare information, at no charge. The CSF is available through HITRUST Central, an online community for information security professionals.
According to HITRUST, the CSF will aid organizations in complying with HIPAA and the HITECH Act, supporting health information exchanges, and addressing third-party risk.
HITRUST is also launching the HITRUST Community Extension Program, a community adoption program that it says will provide a local venue for healthcare information security professionals to network with peers, share experiences, and receive guidance on a multitude of information security topics.
The Community Extension Program will be rolled out in Boston, Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
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