The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) allows healthcare entities to demonstrate compliance with many different standards and regulations such as HIPAA, ISO, NIST, SOC 2, GDPR, PCI, CMS, MARS-E, and more. You can learn more about their background here: https://hitrustalliance.net/about-us/
One of a select group of HITRUST CSF assessors, LBMC Information Security participated in the effort to integrate security standards from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and NIST into the HITRUST Alliance framework. In 2010, we became one of the first HITRUST CSF assessor organizations, making us exceptionally qualified to use HITRUST CSF to assure your organization’s information is safe and secure.
HITRUST Readiness & Expertise
As a HITRUST assessor, LBMC Information Security’s experts can help ensure that your organization is prepared for HITRUST as you embark on the journey of certification and establishing a well-known and generally-accepted security framework within any industry.
HITRUST has developed an assurance program that allows for independent HITRUST certification or validation against the framework. These validation or certification engagements must be performed by organizations (assessors) that have been specially trained and vetted by HITRUST as having experience and expertise specifically in healthcare information security.
HITRUST Interim Assessments
As required by HITRUST, an interim assessment must be completed as a follow-up after the first year of Certification. LBMC Information Security can help provide this assessment to gauge the organization’s current state against the HITRUST CSF and will leverage any evidence gathered to submit an Annual Review Letter to HITRUST.
HITRUST Bridge Assessment
The COVID-19 pandemic has created difficulties in carrying out certain aspects of HITRUST CSF Assessments due to restrictions on travel, meetings, and access to company sites. In response, HITRUST issued guidance for requesting an extension to the certification period. If you are seeking an external assessor to perform the assessment, LBMC stands ready to assist you. With ten years of experience helping companies with their HITRUST needs, and the most experienced team in the industry, we aren’t going anywhere!