HITRUST Updates Security Framework, Adds Web-Based Tool | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

HITRUST Updates Security Framework, Adds Web-Based Tool

December 19, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

According to the Frisco,Texas-based Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), its latest updates to the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF), will allow healthcare organization to more easily perform and manage CSF assessments, through a newly-created web-based tool and other upgrades. HITRUST, a collaboration of various healthcare, security, and risk management leaders, has created the CSF for healthcare organizations to “manage their information protection programs.”

The web-based tool, called MyCSF, integrates the CSF with other sources on data security protection and. It also has a customizable view, where healthcare organizations can see various views of the CSF based on multiple factors. HITRUST says this will allow organizations to capture unique risk information for its environment.  

“HITRUST offers comprehensiveness, scalability and simplicity within a single framework - built for healthcare - that is now supported by a full-featured and user-friendly tool that streamlines the CSF assessment and compliance process,” Daniel Nutkis, chief executive officer, HITRUST.

 According to HITRUST, the web-based tool also allows users to create dashboards and reports, based on the information they find, with a drag-and-drop application. The tool also can help organizations compare themselves to others at a “macro-level and a more granular level.”

In addition, the latest version of the CSF will have updates related to Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, and incorporate new standards and regulations, including “NIST SP 800-53 revision 4, Texas House Bill 300, the CORE security requirements, and a mapping to relevant COBIT 5 controls.” HISTRUST also says there have been updates to the CSF in regards to mobile, cloud, encryption, and third-party assurance.

Topics

News

GAO Examines Patients’ Frustrations with EHRs

Following up on a GAO report from earlier this year on patients’ accessing their health records, a new commentary post from the agency explores some of the reasons why people don’t use their electronic health records (EHRs) more.

Large Nonprofit Senior Living Providers Outperforming Smaller Providers in EHR Adoption

Eighty percent of the nation’s largest 150 nonprofit senior living providers have adopted electronic medical record/electronic health record (EHR/EMR) systems, and nearly 30 percent are in the upper tiers of EHR adoption, according to the findings from two recent surveys.

CMS Exploring Potential Behavioral Health Payment and Care Delivery Model

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to hold a one-day summit in September to solicit feedback and ideas for a potential behavioral health model to improve access, quality and cost of care for beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions.

MEDITECH to Soon Offer CommonWell Health Alliance Services to Customers

MEDITECH, a Westwood, Mass.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has announced that it is set to offer CommonWell interoperability services early next year.

HITRUST CSF Certification Now Includes NIST Cybersecurity Certification

HITRUST has announced that HITRUST cybersecurity framework (CSF) version 9 enhancements now extend an “assess once, report many” approach as a standard security framework for multiple critical infrastructure industries and includes National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity certification.

Premier: Analytics Helping Hospitals Optimize Blood Use

An analysis of 645 hospitals revealed that comparative data analytics to drive performance improvement has the potential to optimize blood use across numerous diagnoses.