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What is HITRUST CSF Certification vs HIPAA?   no comments

Posted at Sep 27, 2018 @ 9:00am datacenter

HITRUST CSF HIPAA ComplianceThe Health Information Trust Alliance, or HITRUST, is a healthcare Common Security Framework (CSF) that includes both federal and state regulations. HITRUST certified organizations are audited by a third-party to validate specific areas, such as proper access control, security policies, asset managment, incident management, and business continuity.

HITRUST and the Health Insurance Portabilty and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, are closely related, but are not interchangeable. The purpose of HIPAA is to ensure confidentially, integrity, and availability of any data created, received, maintained, or transmitted, while simultaneously protecting data against threats. However, with the increasing amount of security incidents and data breaches in the healthcare industry, HIPAA has been falling short on providing organizations with sufficient guidelines.

HITRUST CSF was developed to provide organizations with a more effective framework to address security needs that go beyond HIPAA. It integrates many existing requirements from HIPAA and other data protection frameworks to create a universal protection standard void of any inconsistencies. HITRUST also introduces the ability for an organization to become ‘certified’. With HIPAA, there is no formal report, audit, or certification that exists.

By choosing a HITRUST CSF certified Data Center and Cloud provider, your business saves time and money by not having to become certified yourself. Best of all, you will have the peace of mind knowing your data is protected by best-in-class technology, policies, and procedures.

TurnKey Internet owns and operates its own private, SSAE-18 SOC 1 & SOC 2 certified, HIPAA compliant, datacenter located in New York’s Tech Valley region. Owning our datacenter, we have been able to design, build and maintain every aspect of its construction to provide an ideal hosted server environment. This allows us to provide our clients fast, secure and reliable performance at all times. We’ve also been able to leverage the state-of-the-art in green technologies, making our datacenter among the most energy-efficient world-wide.


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Written by David Maurer on September 27th, 2018

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