The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is a non-profit organization that offers data protection standards and certification programs to help organizations safeguard sensitive information, manage information risk, and achieve compliance goals. Unlike other frameworks, HITRUST harmonizes multiple authoritative sources like HIPAA, SOC 2, NIST, and ISO 27001. It’s the only organization with a framework, assessment platform, and assurance program, driving wide adoption.
HITRUST Certification involves the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF), providing an objective way to manage security risks, especially for healthcare information. Certified assessors produce reports to enhance maturity levels. The latest CSF version integrates 44 security-related sources, offering scalable and privacy controls.
While initially healthcare-focused, HITRUST’s framework applies to all industries. Compliance ensures security and reduces complexity, risk, and costs. Certification verifies security programs align with HITRUST standards. Univate, with 20+ HIPAA implementations, guides organizations through implementation and audit reporting processes, ensuring seamless outcomes.
Does the company need it?
HITRUST’s data protection standards and certification programs are crucial for diverse sectors handling sensitive data and aiming for regulatory compliance. Examples include healthcare providers, health tech startups, financial services, tech companies, cloud service providers, retail, consulting firms, legal practices, government agencies, educational institutions, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. HITRUST ensures robust data security, privacy, and trust across industries.
How can Univate help?
At Univate, we offer comprehensive assistance to ensure your operations comply with HITRUST’s data protection requirements. Our services include training, documentation, and implementing policies, procedures, processes, templates, checklists, guidelines, and other necessary controls. We provide end-to-end support until your organization completes a compliance audit, meeting all control requirements.
Our Implementation Approach:
Univate uses a 5-phase approach for GAP analysis, risk assessment, and implementation support.
Salient features of our engagement approach are:
- Unique and Proven engagement approach
- End-to-end documentation
- Training on the control implementation and sustenance.
- Complex client implementation experience in different countries
- Cost arbitrage
- Reduce management time required
- Reduce the cost of sustenance
- Reduce cycle time of end-to-end implementation process
- Our unique automation tool automates managing the system
Our assessment and implementation support methodology addresses the critical areas like:
- Conduct a Gap Assessment of the existing controls.
- Assess risks and opportunities.
- Define, review and update Policies, procedures, processes, templates, guidelines, and checklists.
- Active support for effective implementation of controls
- Internal audit for compliance
- Corrective and remediation/ preventive actions
- Conduct/support the final compliance audit process
- Enhanced Data Security
- Regulatory Compliance
- Streamlined Compliance Efforts
- Customer Trust
- Risk Mitigation
- Efficient Operations
- Competitive Advantage
- Vendor Assurance
- Better Incident Response
- Cross-Industry Applicability
- Framework Consistency
- Long-Term Viability