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HITRUST Certification: Ensuring Security and Compliance
By TherapyNotes, LLC on June 15, 2023
In today's digital age, data security and compliance are paramount concerns for behavioral health professionals. With the increasing number of cyber threats and stringent regulatory requirements, it is important to adopt robust security measures to protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with industry standards. One such widely recognized certification is HITRUST.
TherapyNotes® Achieves HITRUST Certification
TherapyNotes® is proud to have achieved certification from HITRUST, underscoring our ongoing commitment to the privacy and security of our customers’ sensitive data. This means you can be assured that your data is handled in ways that meet and exceed industry best practices when trusting your practice to TherapyNotes®.
HITRUST certification is a global recognition of our compliance with rigorous and comprehensive requirements for ensuring data is protected. An independent third-party auditor examined our performance against hundreds of controls to ensure thorough compliance across a wide range of cybersecurity and information privacy domains. After a systematic review of the auditors’ findings, HITRUST awarded TherapyNotes® an Implemented, 1-year (i1) certification.
What is HITRUST Certification?
HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance) is a widely recognized framework and certification program that focuses on information security and privacy in the healthcare industry. The framework provides a comprehensive approach to managing security and privacy risks. It was created to address the unique challenges faced by organizations that handle sensitive health information. HITRUST incorporates various industry standards and regulations, such as HIPAA and HITECH.
The Significance of HITRUST Certification
Achieving certification demonstrates an organization's commitment to protecting sensitive health information and its ability to meet the industry's security and privacy requirements. It provides assurance to healthcare partners, customers, and regulators that the organization has implemented robust security measures and safeguards to mitigate risks and protect patient data.
Obtaining HITRUST Certification not only demonstrates an organization's commitment to data security, but also streamlines compliance efforts. The certification harmonizes multiple regulatory requirements and standards, simplifying the compliance process. This allows organizations to effectively address both privacy and security concerns, mitigating the risk of potential fines and legal repercussions.
In today’s advanced cyber-threat landscape, TherapyNotes® recognizes the importance of being proactive in implementing strong, effective controls to address security risks and protect our users’ data to the uppermost industry standards. This third-party assessment can help our customers rest assured that their data is secured properly. Learn more about additional ways to secure your data in our Help Center.
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