February 9, 2017 prod360
360 Advanced, a national IT assurance and compliance services firm and HITRUST CSF Assessor, announces that its client, HOSTING, has completed the rigorous third-party HITRUST validation attesting to its compliance with demanding healthcare data security and privacy standards.
Founded in 1997 and today serving more than 30,000 customers from six U.S. data centers, Denver-based HOSTING is among the top 10 cloud providers in the nation.
360 Advanced is a cost-effective, experienced, trusted national Qualified Security Assessor, HITRUST CSF Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in St. Petersburg, FL. 360 Advanced is approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive security framework addressing the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations and their consumer data management providers.
CSF Assessors are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for the healthcare industry. CSF Assessors such as 360 Advanced provide trained resources to healthcare organizations of varying size and complexity to assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the CSF.
HITRUST DEADLINE THIS SUMMER FOR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced in June, 2015, the expansion of the healthcare industry’s use of the CSF Assurance program in support of efforts to efficiently and effectively manage the third-party assurance process. The Alliance said at that time that healthcare organizations would begin requiring their business associates within the healthcare industry to obtain HITRUST CSF Certification within the following 24 months.
“The HITRUST examination and assurance process can take six months or more to complete successfully, so it would be wise for healthcare providers and their related service organizations managing consumer data to schedule their HITRUST CSF assessment now to meet the summer 2017 deadline,” advises Eric Ratcliffe, Director at 360 Advanced.