Delaware Health Information Network Announces HITRUST CSF Certification

Receiving HITRUST CSF Certification gives practitioners, payers and consumers added assurance that DHIN meets the highest standards of security, privacy and compliance.

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) and BluePrint Healthcare IT announced that DHIN’s implemented systems* have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance). DHIN is in a select group of health information exchanges in the nation to receive this important designation.

As the first operational statewide health information exchange (HIE), DHIN provides an electronic network through which hospitals, physicians, laboratories and other clinical entities quickly and securely exchange clinical results and reports.

Together with HITRUST Authorized CSF Assessor BluePrint Healthcare IT, the DHIN team spent nearly a year performing an exhaustive analysis of existing security and privacy measures and strengthening policies and procedures as needed.

“More than 2.2 million patients have entrusted DHIN with their sensitive information,” said Mark Jacobs, Chief Information Officer, DHIN. “Receiving HITRUST CSF Certification gives practitioners, payers and consumers added assurance that DHIN meets the highest standards of security, privacy and compliance.”

With cyber threats and organized targeting of healthcare data on the rise, the HITRUST CSF has become the “gold standard” for measuring and certifying security management programs. Created by healthcare, technology, information security, privacy and compliance leaders, the CSF combines requirements from both existing federal and third-party standards and regulations.

“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, DHIN is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.

“We’re very proud of DHIN’s accomplishment, as well as of our partnership to guide them through their HITRUST CSF Certification journey. As an HIE, DHIN…

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