Leaders From Healthcare, Professional Services, Information Security and
Liability Insurers Committed to Deliver a World-Class Framework
DALLAS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) today announced that it is on target to deliver the first-ever Common Security Framework (CSF) by January 2009, thanks to the efforts of the leading health care organizations, professional services firms, information security specialists, liability insurers and other organizations that have joined together to actively participate in the HITRUST CSF program.
"The HITRUST CSF program is critical to effectively safeguarding electronic health information," said Daniel S. Nutkis, CEO, HITRUST. "As it is a substantial and complicated undertaking, we are very fortunate to have such capable, respected and committed organizations participating as part of our Drafting and Review Working Groups. I am amazed by the diversity and number of leading organizations with varying specialties participating in the HITRUST CSF program," Nutkis added.
"As one of HITRUST's founding organizations, I am very pleased to see that so many leaders in the industry have chosen to join us and support the development of a common security framework," said Jonathan Roberts, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CVS Caremark. "We at CVS Caremark have known for some time that the creation of the common security framework was a vital and missing component to effectively and efficiently protecting sensitive health information," Roberts added.
The HITRUST CSF is a comprehensive set of tools to aid organizations
that create, store, access or exchange electronic health, financial, and
other sensitive information in protecting their information assets and
managing related risks, costs and complexities. The HITRUST CSF is
comprised of three components -- an Information Security Implementation
Manual, a Standards and Regulations Cross-Reference
|SOURCE Health Information Trust Alliance|
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