Third Party Assurance in Health Care

Ralf Hofstetter Partner, Sustainability Assurance, PwC Switzerland 11 Oct 2018

Where specific territories already implemented specific regulation requiring healthcare institutions, pharma organisations and their third parties to protect sensitive patient health information (PHI).

Recent examples across the globe demonstrated the consequences when things go wrong and patient health information (PHI) was subject to unauthorised access. The sensitive information related to millions of individuals leaked to unauthorised individuals. Consequently this damaged the health ecosystem, organisations and management individuals' reputation.

Recently, several of the largest global healthcare payers established a mandate requiring their vendors to obtain a Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance certification.

This report outlines the new HITRUST mandate, the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and how companies operating in the healthcare industry are providing third party assurance.

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Cristian  Manganiello

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Ralf Hofstetter

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Partner, Sustainability Assurance, PwC Switzerland

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