Since its founding in 2007, HITRUST has released many updates to its HITRUST CSF®, such as adding additional regulatory factors and incorporating new compliance reporting packs. The detail and robustness of the CSF has elevated it so that many consider it the gold standard for an in-depth, prescriptive, and certifiable assessment solution.
What has stayed consistent throughout this time has been the HITRUST CSF Validated Assessment, the only option available to organizations that want to gain HITRUST certification. The robustness of the CSF requires a rigorous evaluation approach. As a result, becoming certified involves great effort. Regardless of the level of assurance needed by an organization, this has been the only option – one that is not favorable in every situation.
However, HITRUST has recognized the need to expand its assurance portfolio and has recently announced two new assessment options to be available by the end of 2021. These new options are for instances that require only low or moderate assurance. The existing assessment option has been renamed and will continue to serve where the highest level of assurance is needed.