Delaware Health Information Network Achieves HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification Demonstrating the Highest Level of Information Protection Assurance
HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certification validates DHIN’s commitment to strong cybersecurity and meeting key regulations to protect sensitive data
DOVER, DE (March 30, 2023) — Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), the First State’s health information exchange, today announced the following technology and services have earned certified status by HITRUST for information security:
Analytics SFTP Server; Azure Active Directory; Clinical SFTP Server; Encounter Notification Service; Health Care Claims Database; Microsoft Office 365; Mirth Connect; NXT; and Personal Health Record.
HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status demonstrates that the organization has met demanding regulatory compliance and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk for the certified technology and services. DHIN previously earned certified status in 2020 and 2017 for several of its service offerings.
This achievement places DHIN in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST Assurance Program helps organizations address security and data protection challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
“We are demonstrating to practitioners, providers, patients and partners our commitment to the highest standards for protecting sensitive healthcare data by achieving the rigorous HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification,” said Dr. Jan Lee, Chief Executive Officer, DHIN. “It is imperative as the state’s health information exchange that we lead by example and follow best practices.”
“HITRUST Certification is globally recognized as validation that information security and privacy controls are effective and compliant with various regulations. HITRUST Certification is considered the gold standard because of the comprehensiveness and applicability of the control requirements, depth of the assurance process and level of oversight that ensures accuracy,” said Jeremy Huval, Chief Innovation Officer, HITRUST. “Individually, each element exceeds most other programs, and collectively they make HITRUST Certification the most comprehensive, transparent, consistent and highest quality assessment available.”
DHIN, Delaware Health Information Network, was the first live, statewide health information exchange in the nation. Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and nearly 100% of the state’s medical providers. More than 18 million clinical results and messages are processed through DHIN each year. There are over three million unique patients with results on DHIN, including patients from all 50 states. DHIN shares real-time clinical information to improve patient outcomes, eliminate the duplication of services and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit www.DHIN.org and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram (@DHIN_hie).