HITRUST, a consortium of stakeholders collaborating to better secure protected health information, has launched a new cybersecurity service for small physician practices.

Called CyberAid, the package includes a Trend Micro cloud-hybrid network security application, Trend Micro endpoint security software covering Windows and Mac OSX operating systems for mobile devices using Android and IOS, installation assistance, monitoring services and recovery support after an incident. HITRUST is seeking additional services from other security vendors.

Children’s Health, a large pediatric delivery system serving North Texas, is deploying CyberAid in 80 practices ranging from two to 15 physicians, with completion expected in three months.

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“Our organization hosts private physician practices on our electronic medical record system,” Pamela Arora, senior vice president and chief information officer at Children’s Health, said in a statement. “Supporting this program enables us to more fully protect our organization, these physician practices and their patients from risks associated with cyber threats.”

In September, HITRUST expects to expand physician practice access to the program across the nation, as well as hospitals, delivery systems and health insurers.

Pricing of CyberAid will range from $25 to $60 per user per year.

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