Why HITRUST CSF?
The HITRUST framework (referred to as the “CSF”) provides organizations with a defined set of requirements to assess their applications and systems. This approach, originally created for healthcare organizations and their business associates, helps organizations across a variety of industries and their subservice organizations with the adoption of prescriptive requirements that span a variety of accepted frameworks and regulations to meet the challenges of the industry and securing and managing data.
HITRUST was developed in collaboration with the healthcare and information security industry. The HITRUST CSF streamlines the myriad of generally accepted frameworks, regulations, and standards into one holistic framework. As HITRUST is both risk and compliance-oriented, organizations have the option to customize the framework by organization type, size, systems, and regulatory requirements (referred to as an “r2 assessment”) or can utilize a standardized set of requirements (referred to as an “i1 assessment”).