Grant Thornton, a tax and advisory firm, has been designated by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as a HITRUST CSF Assessor.
With this new title, Grant Thornton has been approved to offer services using the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive privacy and security framework that addresses the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing health care companies in order to comply with healthcare, third-party and government regulations and standards.
The company’s cyber risk strategy and management offering has strengthened through this designation and CSF Assessors are essential to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for the healthcare industry.
It is also the main component of the HITRUST CSF program through offering trained resources to healthcare organizations of varying size and complexity, helping them assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the CSF.
“Leveraging the CSF framework is vital for the health care industry and, thanks to this designation from HITRUST, we can provide a tremendous enhancement to the distinctive client service we already provide,” said David Reitzel, a partner in Grant Thornton’s healthcare advisory services practice.”
Ken Vander Wal, chief compliance officer at HITRUST, added: “We are pleased to have Grant Thornton as a CSF Assessor to help health care organizations with the process of adopting and utilizing the CSF's requirements and give their customers confidence in the protection of their information.
"The company’s long-standing expertise and leadership in health IT privacy and security solutions make it a perfect addition to our program.”
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