EHNAC and HITRUST Combine HIPAA Security Criteria, CSF Framework

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced plans to streamline their accreditation and certification programs.

Through the collaboration, EHNAC will replace its HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)-related privacy and security criteria with the HITRUST CSF provisions and controls. In a press release, the two organizations call on other standards development organizations and auditors to join them in streamlining their assessment processes to help reduce, if not eliminate, redundant assessments and their associated costs and complexities.

“The healthcare industry is plagued by well-meaning yet inefficient processes, standards and protocols. It is through this partnership with EHNAC, and potentially other like-minded standards organizations, that we are growing our vision of helping the industry eliminate the complexity relating to information protection and compliance,” Daniel Nutkis, CEO of HITRUST, said in a statement.

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