A survey of 604 healthcare professionals—primarily providers, payers and vendors—finds that two-thirds of respondents believe that their business associates are not ready for security certification programs conducted by HITRUST.

“An increasing number of healthcare organizations are requiring their vendors to demonstrate controls for securing protected health information to manage their cyber and regulatory risks, especially since healthcare information is a risk target for hackers,” said Emily Frolick, third-party risk and assurance leader at the healthcare unit of KPMG, which conducted the survey.

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