Delaware Health Information Network Announces HITRUST CSF® Certification

DOVER, DE — With cyber threats and organized targeting of healthcare data on the rise across the nation, Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) reaffirms its commitment to privacy and data security by earning HITRUST CSF Certified status for its results delivery infrastructure.*

The nation’s first operational statewide health information exchange, DHIN previously attained HITRUST CSF certification—the gold standard for measuring and certifying security management programs—in 2017 for several of its service offerings.

HITRUST was created to ensure that information security becomes a core tenet of the technology environment in healthcare organizations throughout the country. Created by healthcare, technology, information security, privacy and compliance leaders, the HITRUST CSF Certification combines requirements from both existing federal and third-party standards and regulations.

Earning HITRUST CSF Certification is a rigorous process. The DHIN team spent nearly a year performing an exhaustive analysis of existing security and privacy practices and strengthening policies and procedures where needed.

“In today’s ever-changing threat landscape, HITRUST is continually innovating to find new and creative approaches to address challenges,” said Jeremy Huval, Chief Innovation Officer, HITRUST. “Delaware Health Information Network’s HITRUST CSF Certification is evidence that they are at the forefront of industry best practices for information risk management and compliance.”

The two-year certification requires continued monitoring of privacy controls, no reportable data security breaches and timely completion of interim reviews, among other milestones.

“We are demonstrating to practitioners, providers, patients and partners our commitment to the highest standards for protecting sensitive healthcare data by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification,” said Dr. Jan Lee, Chief Executive Officer, DHIN. “It is important as the State’s health information exchange that we lead by example and follow best practices.”

*HITRUST CSF Certified: Mirth Connect and NXT platforms and SFTP server


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About DHIN

DHIN, the 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 14 million clinical results and reports are delivered 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).


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