WHAT WE CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR DATA SAFE
What we can do to keep your data safe with HITRUST CSF certification:
Electronic medical records have revolutionized the health care industry. Endless rows of file cabinets filled with volumes of patient records have become a thing of the past. Doctors can pull up medical information at the touch of a button and, in many cases, so can their patients – right from their home computers.
However, along with all that high-tech convenience come new threats to the security of our personal health information. In its Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, the Ponemon Institute reported that 90 percent of healthcare organizations had a data breach in the past two years. The Institute, an independent research center focusing on privacy and data protection, estimates that breaches could be costing the industry $6.2 billion in the past two years.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by Congress in 1998 to protect the privacy of personal health information in. The HIPAA Security Rule establishes national standards for securing patient data that is stored or transmitted electronically.
Data security is important not only to health care providers, insurers and clearinghouses, but also to business associates like Intelligencer that serve those health care organizations. A report on U.S. Healthcare Data Breach Trends by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) showed that business associates accounted for 58 percent of breached records.
At Intelligencer, we take very seriously the importance of data security for our health care customers and all of our clients. That is why we recently underwent an exhaustive, year-long process to earn HITRUST Certification, this assures our clients that we are qualified to create, access, store and exchange highly sensitive, regulated health and financial data.
HITRUST is a common security framework designed by industry leaders in health care, business, technology and information security. The framework ensures that sensitive data remains safe and secure by incorporating security controls and requirements from multiple standards, regulations and requirements in the health care industry. HITRUST Certification gives Intelligencer an efficient and streamlined process for managing the security requirements of federal and state agencies as well as other third parties.
HITRUST’s common framework was designed with some of the same security measures as HIPAA, but also the guidelines of HITECH, NIST, PCI and COBIT among others.
HITRUST CSF has two key components: information security implementation and standards and regulations mapping. HITRUST incorporates 42 separate control objectives and 135 specifications within 13 different security categories, from physical and environmental security to asset management.
Achieving HITRUST Certification is a far more rigorous process than a HIPAA audit. It is proof that Intelligencer maintains the highest standards in information security and a guarantee to our clients that we are a trusted business partner.
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