This week Microsoft announced the accreditation of the HITRUST Certification to Azure. The HITRUST Certification is the most widely recognized security accreditation in the healthcare industry. It incorporates healthcare specific security, privacy and regulatory requirements from existing regulations such as HIPAA/HITECH, PCI, ISO 27001 and MARS-E as well as industry best practices.
Microsoft announced that it will be offering a $5,000 annual credit to nonprofit organizations to use toward the complete portfolio of Azure services.
“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Microsoft Azure is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe,” Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.
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