HITRUST CSF has become a widely adopted security and privacy framework. It creates a defined and holistic set of requirements to assess business applications and systems related to the secure storage and transmission of electronic data. Adoption has rapidly become a standard requirement across the healthcare industry, as many insurance payers, hospitals and health systems require vendors to achieve certification as part of their third-party risk management efforts.
HITRUST incorporates multiple security and privacy standards as well as regulatory requirements, under one holistic program. The various intersections between these information technology frameworks and health care regulations make implementing the program complex, especially for organizations without adequate dedicated resources for the effort.