Healthcare organizations are recognizing the increasing cyber threats targeting the role played by their business associates, and acknowledging the systemic risk that associated companies across the healthcare industry pose. Smart companies are already identifying ways to evaluate their readiness to meet the needs of regulatory compliance and risk management. The smartest companies are looking to the most widely accepted certifiable framework, the HITRUST CSF.
The HITRUST CSF was created to harmonize healthcare-relevant regulations and standards into a single overarching security framework. In fact, it has become the most widely adopted security framework in the U.S. healthcare industry, cross-referencing existing, globally recognized standards, regulations and business requirements, including HIPAA, HITECH, NIST, ISO, PCI, FTC, COBIT and State laws.
Harmony Technology Services has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive security framework that addresses the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations in order to comply with healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third-party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC) regulations and standards.
When you have helped you determined that your company would benefit from a HITRUST CSF Assessment, Harmony Technology Services’ team of Certified CSF Practitioners can help you determine which assessment is the right one. Often companies begin with a CFS Self-Assessment using the standard methodology, requirements and tools under the CSF Assurance Program to demonstrate a limited level of assurance to meet your business needs. We focus on helping companies identify IT needs and systems and process gaps that have to be addressed to successfully achieve a CSF self-assessment.
Other companies recognize that they need to be fully HITRUST CSF Certified in order to meet the demands of their business partners and the regulatory environment. In order to become HITRUST CSF Certified, companies need to work with a CSF Assessor – like us – that can help you through the process, can assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the CSF.
No matter which assessment you need to achieve your business goals, as a designated HITRUST CSF Assessor, Harmony Technology Services can facilitate the achievement of your self-assessment and walk you through the entire process of validation to full certification.