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15 leading initiatives working to boost HIT security
Healthcare organizations are trying to stiffen defenses to protect sensitive patient information from an increasing number of cyberattacks. A variety of organizations and associations can provide valuable support and information resources to security professionals. In this list, Health Data Management has compiled some of the leading organizations that address information security, defense approaches, and patient privacy information and protection.
The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security
The association represents health information technology professionals. It was formed in 2014 under the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which is the association for CIOs and other senior health IT leaders.
EFF defends civil liberties in the digital world as the use of technology grows. The organization has helped clear the way for open source software, encryption, file sharing tools and security research.
HITRUST is a coalition of industry stakeholders collaborating to better secure protected health information, including the sharing of cyber threat data among organizations. HITRUST also offers educational services.
IEEE is a consensus-building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies. Its standards cover functionality, capabilities and interoperability across many industries, including healthcare.
ISACs support the sharing of cyber threat data and other intelligence between organizations in specific industries such as healthcare and across industries to help each member better understand their current threat environment and how it may be changing.
The Ponemon Institute is an independent research firm focusing on privacy, data protection and information security policy. The institute informs organizations on how to improve their protection of data and enhance their brand and reputation.