How HITRUST Certification Helps Customer Clear Regulatory Hurdles for Sensitive PHI
The Pivotal Need for Compliance in Healthcare
Healthcare providers are storing and transmitting an exponentially increasing amount of data, and as digitalization takes hold, compliance becomes more arduous to navigate, Healthcare IT News explained. Dealing with the laundry list of security requirements stipulated by both state and federal agencies, not to mention other third parties, can easily become an overwhelming task, plus it’s expensive and effort-intensive.
HIPAA is considered the fundamental compliance baseline for healthcare organizations. It requires that organizations address the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). If you’re in healthcare, you’re familiar with the weighty demands HIPAA compliance places on your organization. This is why HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance) was developed by IT and healthcare experts—to assist organizations by presenting a framework for ensuring compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Peak 10 + ViaWest Secures HITRUST CSF Certification for Cloud
We’ve got good news for those affected by HIPAA. Peak 10 + ViaWest’s Managed Compliance Cloud environments have officially earned HITRUST CSF Certified status. Read the full press release here.
HITRUST CSF Certified status verifies that these Peak 10 + ViaWest solutions have met industry-defined requirements for securing the infrastructure that customers require to safeguard their protected healthcare information. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address the stressful challenges of compliance using a comprehensive, flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
We’ve invested in this program to demonstrate our commitment to providing secure, compliance-supported hybrid IT solutions that will exceed the expectations of healthcare organization not only today, but as their needs evolve. For healthcare customers seeking environments that meet compliance requirements, Peak 10 + ViaWest can manage policies, procedures, and operational controls including referencing, assessing, and auditing according to HITRUST specifications and procedures. We’re also in a unique position to assist healthcare organizations achieve their own HITRUST CSF certification, thanks to our professional services division, AppliedTrust. Currently Peak 10 + ViaWest offers HIPAA compliant cloud and HIPAA compliant colocation solutions.
Your Data is Safe with Us
At Peak 10 + ViaWest, supporting our customers who are subject to healthcare compliance mandates is a critical priority, as is protecting the sensitive ePHI that comes with the territory. If you have questions about your IT practices and how they could be impacted by compliance requirements, we’re here to help. Visit www.peak10.com/contact-us or call (866) 473-2510.