United States

RSM Designated a HITRUST CSF Assessor for Healthcare Organizations



RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was recently designated a HITRUST CSF Assessor by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). HITRUST CSF is a certifiable framework that can be used by any organization that creates, accesses, stores or exchanges personal health and financial information.

“Achieving the HITRUST CSF Assessor designation confirms why RSM is uniquely qualified to assist middle market health care providers and related industry organizations in protecting sensitive information and patient privacy,” said Doug Underwood, principal and IT risk practice leader for RSM US LLP. “Independent verification of our knowledge and commitment to patient privacy and compliance with industry frameworks and regulations is a valuable benchmark as organizations chose a firm to assist them with these critical issues.”

“Not only have fines for health information breaches grown into the millions of dollars, the variety and complexity of the underlying risks have greatly expanded,” said Greg Vetter, principal – health care consulting practice for RSM US LLP. “Our health care industry clients are reaching out to us to learn more about the HITRUST CSF and how it can help them address their HIPAA compliance requirements and be integrated into their existing programs. Being an approved HITRUST CSF Assessor places RSM at the forefront of information protection for this industry.”

The widely recognized and respected designation means RSM is approved to use the HITRUST CSF information security framework that harmonizes the requirements of existing standards and regulations, including federal (HIPAA, HITECH), third party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC). The HITRUST CSF provides organizations with the needed structure, detail and clarity relating to information security tailored to the healthcare industry. RSM can assist clients in adopting the HITRUST CSF, including the integration of the HITRUST CSF into SOC2 engagements.

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