Understanding HITRUST

Over the years Privaxi has been a trusted HITRUST authorized readiness assessor providing end-users with a secure, auditable, and efficient way to perform their assessments in order to receive and maintain their HITRUST certification.

HITRUST is the gold standard of data security and in this article, we will share with you extensive information on HITRUST, understanding HITRUST certification, the HITRUST assessment process and more. 

What is HITRUST?

Founded in 2007, HITRUST stands for “Health Information Trust Alliance.” The HITRUST approach helps organizations manage data, information risk, and compliance. HITRUST certification by the HITRUST Alliance ensures organizations have demonstrated compliance to HIPPA requirements based on a standardized framework. 

HITRUST certification signifies that an organization’s information security program has been thoroughly evaluated and limited to one or more installed systems. The adoption of strict information security regulations across the board is wasteful from a risk and resource allocation perspective.

What is HITRUST CSF Certification?

The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) assessment is a roadmap to data security and compliance and can be accessed by any organization. HITRUST’s framework has been developed to be non-industry specific, meaning it is not only pertinent to healthcare organizations. The framework is certifiable by HITRUST assessors and has been designed as a risk-based approach to organizational security–as opposed to a compliance-based approach. 

The HITRUST CSF consists of…

  • 14 Control Categories
  • 19 Domains
  • 49 Control Objectives
  • 156 Control References
  • 3 Implementation Levels

Why Choose Privaxi For Hitrust Readiness Assessment?

  • We have assisted clients from all over the country in preparing and achieving r2 HITRUST Assessment.
  • Our experts have an extensive background in all things HITRUST and are always ready to answer all of your questions or concerns.
  • We tailor each assessment to your organization’s unique compliance needs.

How to get HITRUST Certification?

The HITRUST approach offers organizations a comprehensive blend of security and compliance framework to ensure all programs are aligned, maintained and support your organization’s ongoing security objectives. 

Preparing for HITRUST compliance can be rigorous and demanding. Your company is investing a lot of time and effort in the process of achieving HITRUST certification including deciding which type of HITRUST Assessment to prepare for; conducting a gap assessment and HITRUST remediation; and understanding HITRUST domains. This is why following the process is critical.

HITRUST certification requires an independent assessment. The length of the assessment depends on the size and complexity of an organization, its scope and the amount of counseling. According to HITRUST, the certification process can take an additional 6 weeks after an assessment is complete. 


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