BluePrint Healthcare IT Invited to Serve on 2018 HITRUST CSF Assessor Council

by Pamela Hayduk

CRANBURY, NJ  ̶  March 14, 2018  ̶ BluePrint Healthcare IT joins industry leaders to serve on the 2018 HITRUST CSF Assessor Council. In its second year, the council includes 20 appointees, representing a broad range of experience in information security and privacy.

Mark E. Ferrari, MS, PMP, CISSP, HCISPP, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, and Keith Kenna, PMP, HCISPP, Compliance Program Manager, represent BluePrint Healthcare IT for on the council for 2018.

“This is an exciting opportunity for BluePrint's HITRUST CSF Practitioners to extend the framework and advise on its evolution to meet the needs of healthcare information security -- BluePrint's sole focus,” shared Mr. Ferrari.

BluePrint HIT’s President and CEO, Vikas Khosla, shares in the commitment to the HITRUST CSF, “We could see the value of the CSF seven years ago. As assessors since 2011, BluePrint represents the needs of business associates and other covered entities, to help ensure resiliency, proactive threat response, and operational continuity. It’s our honor to do that as part of the 2018 HITUST CSF Assessor Council.”

According to the HITRUST Alliance, “The HITRUST CSF Assessor Council has proven to be an integral partner to the HITRUST CSF Assurance program, serving as a vehicle to maintain the quality of the assessment and the assurance level while considering the costs to the assessed entity.”

About BluePrint Healthcare IT
BluePrint Healthcare IT (“BluePrint”) has been a leader in healthcare privacy and security for over a decade. Unlike many other information security companies, BluePrint is 100% focused on serving the needs of the healthcare industry. BluePrint was one of the first organizations to publish a comprehensive roadmap for hospitals and health systems to comply with the HIPAA Security rule in 2005. Since that time, BluePrint has worked as a trusted partner with dozens of healthcare systems, medical centers, physician networks, business associates and hospital associations to help protect their healthcare data. As the longest-tenured, exclusively healthcare-focused Approved HITRUST CSF™ Assessor, BluePrint is a leading proponent of a common security standard for the industry. In addition, BluePrint is active in the HITRUST™ community and brings the HITRUST CSF™ in to all of its engagements. For more information about BluePrint visit www.blueprinthit.com or contact info@blueprinthit.com. Follow on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/blueprint-healthcare-it) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/BluePrintHIT).