HITRUST and HIPAA are both relevant to healthcare data security but have different standards. HIPAA relates to federal laws that protect health information, while HITRUST is a control framework. HIPAA requires healthcare providers to adhere to three types of security safeguards, with penalties for non-adherence. HITRUST incorporates several compliance frameworks, with options for certification. Compliance with HITRUST doesn’t guarantee HIPAA compliance, as potential variations may necessitate additional actions.
Rampant ransomware attacks have hit the healthcare industry, with incidents increasing by more than 600%, costing an average of $10 million per breach. This has