One way to enforce greater cybersecurity and limit HIPAA violations is through extensive practice training. The Health Information Trust Alliance, also known as HITRUST, is offering organizations another chance to improve their techniques for dealing with cyberattacks. According to a press release from the organization, hundreds of healthcare institutions will be taking part in the latest round of its training course called CyberRX2.0.
The first session began in April of this year, and the second will start in October. The release outlines three stages to this program which extends into July of next year. Each "level" encompasses a different segment of the population from local to national, and in order to complete the entire course participants must be certified at each step.
The regimented program features special briefings from HITRUST and exercises for organizations to complete. The CEO of HITRUST, Daniel Nutkis, said that this new round will build on the previous one.
"The initial exercise was a significant step toward establishing the CyberRX exercise playbook and formal program and identifying opportunities for greater collaboration and information sharing between organizations, HITRUST and government," he said. "We look forward to taking this important program to the next level and supporting broader industry support and engagement with CyberRX 2.0."
Testing has proven to be a large concern for ICD-10 adoption and other IT concerns. To increase readiness, especially in the wake of recent hacks and historic violations, these sorts of programs should be coupled with the expertise of healthcare consulting services. This allows practices to have support and a backup resource while undergoing improvement trials.