Understanding the Difference Between HIPAA and HITRUST

HIPAA vs. HITRUST featured

Within the world of healthcare compliance and information security, there’s been increasing confusion around some terms and organizations. We’ve heard a bit about some of this confusion, specifically around HITRUST and HIPAA. 

Both are connected to the preservation of health information, yet they fulfill separate functions and are founded on differing principles. This article clarifies the differences between these two. Whether a healthcare practitioner or a business associate, this guide will describe where HITRUST fits into overall compliance (if at all). 


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