HITRUST i1 or r2 validation and certification is a goal many healthcare organizations throughout Texas are striving for. And per HITRUST®, “Before starting the Certification process, HITRUST recommends an i1 or r2 self-assessment or readiness assessment be performed to prepare organizations for the validated assessment.” A readiness assessment is essential for helping properly scope the actual engagement, determining what gaps exist, while also putting place a roadmap for remediating control deficiencies, along with planning for major milestones for the project itself.
If you’re a healthcare organization located in Austin, Dallas, Houston – or anyplace else in Texas – beginning with a HITRUST self-assessment or readiness assessment is critical, and NDB can assist.
Three essential benefits of performing a HITRUST Readiness Assessment with NDB:
Assessing Scope: The HITRUST CSF framework is large, and because healthcare organizations have different business processes and compliance needs, the scope for each HITRUST assessment will be different – that’s important to note. NDB can help properly scope HITRUST assessments for healthcare organizations all throughout Texas, in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
Determining Documentation Requirements: Earning HITRUST i1 or r2 validation and certification requires that healthcare organizations have in place a wide-range of policies and procedures, ranging from information security policies to operational policies, and more. Knowing the types of documents that need to be developed, gaps that exist, and the roadmap for remediation for policies and procedures, are a few of the advantages of performing a HITRUST Readiness Assessment.
It's important to note that because no two healthcare companies are identical in terms of their business models and operations, customized security policies will need to be developed reflecting one’s control environment. Using pre-populated security policy templates is not recommended, rather, a customized approach whereby information security policies and procedures truly reflect an organization’s controls is what’s needed, and necessary.
NDB can assist with essential HITRUST i1 or r2 policy writing – it’s one of our core remediation services offered to healthcare organizations located in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio – or anywhere else your business is located in Texas.
Understanding I.T./Security Remediation: Protecting consumer healthcare information requires healthcare organizations utilizing and incorporating a number of I.T. best practices. From encryption to two-factor/multi-factor authentication – and more – NDB can help in determining what security tools and solutions are necessary. This can take time, but with NDB at your side, the process becomes much more quick and more efficient. NDB.
Texas HITRUST Experts
Performing a HITRUST i1 or r2 Readiness Assessment just makes sense for so many obvious reasons. Talk to the experts today at NDB about this important step when beginning your HITRUST initiatives. We offer HITRUST readiness assessments for fixed-fees for healthcare organizations located in in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and all throughout Texas.