The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced Thursday that its Common Security Framework (CSF) is available free. According to HITRUST, open access to the CSF can help health care organizations comply with HIPAA and the HITECH Act, support health information exchanges, and address business associate risk. The CSF is a standard IT security control framework developed specifically for health care data. — CAM
An initiative including several major IT security companies will try to set the bar for security practices applied to electronic-protected health information (EPHI) in an effort to level the playing field between companies sharing sensitive data.