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Kirk Nahra Added to the HITRUST CSF Advisory Council

February 2017
Privacy in Focus

HITRUST recently announced expansion of the HITRUST CSF Advisory Council with the addition of key standards and trade associations in order to communicate the broader health care industry needs and increase outreach. Wiley Rein Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice chair Kirk J. Nahra was among the new invitees, and becomes the only outside attorney member of the Council.

Founded in 2007, the HITRUST Alliance, a not for profit, was born out of the belief that information protection should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. The foundation of all HITRUST programs and services is the HITRUST CSF, a certifiable framework that provides organizations with a comprehensive, flexible, and efficient approach to regulatory compliance and risk management.

The HITRUST CSF Advisory Council coordinates with HITRUST to maintain and improve the HITRUST CSF, ensuring it is aligned with and continues to meet the dynamic information protection requirements of the health care industry. Council members actively advise and make recommendations to HITRUST with respect to the structure and content of the HITRUST CSF and CSF Assurance Program based on their various areas of subject matter expertise and experience, as well as the expertise and experience of their respective constituencies and other stakeholders.