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Glossary definition: Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)

HITRUST: Securing Health Data with Trustworthy Solutions

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is a non-profit organization that was created to provide a unified framework for managing and protecting sensitive healthcare information. This framework is designed to help organizations of all sizes and types, including healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare technology vendors, and other stakeholders, better manage and protect their sensitive information. HITRUST provides an array of services, including standards, tools, and resources, to help organizations assess and improve their security and privacy posture. The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is a comprehensive, prescriptive, and scalable security framework that provides organizations with a unified approach to managing and protecting sensitive information. The CSF includes a variety of security and privacy controls, including those related to data security, system security, personnel security, access control, and incident response. HITRUST also provides a variety of educational and certification programs to help organizations better understand and implement the CSF.