What is the HITRUST CSF?

The HITRUST CSF is a common, standardized methodology to effectively and consistently measure compliance and risk via simplified information collection and reporting, consistent testing procedures and scoring, and demonstrable efficiencies and cost- containment; and additional assurances around the accuracy, consistency and repeatability of assessments due to the use of pre-qualified professional services firms—all of which is designed to meet the unique regulatory and business needs of the healthcare industry. It is a risk-based approach to selecting HITRUST CSF controls for assessment, including management oversight of the assessment. The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program delivers simplified compliance assessment and reporting that addresses healthcare federal, state and industry requirements for both covered entities and their business associates.

HITRUST Self-Assessment

The HITRUST self-assessment process enables your organization to establish a baseline of the current state of your policies, processes and controls – all of which are formally documented. We at ecfirst can assist your organization to go through this process and address HITRUST requirements for self-assessment. The self-assessment provides the foundation to identify key enhancements required to be initiated to improve the organization’s security and compliance profile.

HITRUST Validation & Certification

Self-assessment allows organizations to self-assess using the standard methodology, requirements, and tools provided under the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program. ecfirst supports your efforts to submit and manage the validation process. Validated assessment is conducted by ecfirst, a HITRUST Certified CSF Assessor. The CSF Assurance methodology is used and the controls are scored accordingly. Assessments meeting or exceeding the current CSF Assurance scoring requirements for certification is indicated as CSF Certified on the certification report.

HITRUST Exec Brief | Complimentary

Learn about the HITRUST CSF from the Team of Compliance and Cyber Security experts at ecfirst. Schedule a complimentary executive brief (Webinar) to walk thru key elements of the HITRUST CSF. Understand the process for conducting a HITRUST self-assessment, learn about HITRUST validation, and finally walk-thru the certification process. Knowledge transfer is at the core for all ecfirst client engagements. The journey of addressing HITRUST requirements may be challenging, and the requirements are comprehensive. We look forward to establishing ecfirst as your trusted partner within your enterprise.