HITRUST to Address HIE Issues

Will Outline Security Controls for Health Information Exchange
HITRUST to Address HIE Issues

The Health Information Trust Alliance will provide guidance on addressing privacy and security issues for health information exchange.

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A new HIE working group will devise enhancements for HITRUST's Common Security Framework, a free healthcare compliance guide, so that it reflects the security controls needed for health information exchange.

"The goal of the new working group is to establish a uniform and practical approach, taking into account both risk and cost factors, that HIEs can adopt to ensure they and the connecting organizations meet an appropriate level of information protection," according to a HITRUST statement.

More information about the health information exchange project is available at the HITRUST blog. To express interest in volunteering for the new group, contact workgroup@hitrustalliance.net.

HITRUST also recently announced plans to provide new guidance for using cloud computing and for protecting information stored on mobile devices.


About the Author

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

News Editor, ISMG

Anderson is news editor of Information Security Media Group and was founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.




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