Yardley, PA, March 3, 2020– Intraprise Health, one of HITRUST’s longest tenured external assessors and a leading provider of highly rated, healthcare-specific cybersecurity services, today announced that Ryan Patrick, Senior Vice President of Security Products, and Melissa Hawkins, Information Security Team Lead, have again been named as members of the 2020 HITRUST External Assessor Council. Ryan and Melissa were initially selected to serve on the HITRUST External Assessor Council in 2019. Ryan was also named to the Council’s Quality Assurance subcommittee, aimed at further upholding the Council’s continued focus on maintaining a standard of excellence.
The Council is comprised of ten HITRUST-Authorized External Assessors and one HITRUST executive and represents a wide variety of organizations supporting the healthcare and public health sector. The new members will serve a two-year term on the Council. Members’ diverse expertise and informed discussion of topics related to assessments provide valuable insights to the success of the industry, overall, as well as to the companies that work in it. The goal is to create additional value for customers seeking quality assessments that enhance the security of their data.
The Council was created to ensure that HITRUST-Authorized External Assessors working with any industry are able to provide input and influence the HITRUST CSF Assurance program to ensure its integrity, effectiveness and practicality. HITRUST-Authorized External Assessors such as Intraprise Health serve as a key component of the Council and will interact regularly with HITRUST to share challenges and opportunities relating to HITRUST service offerings.
“We’re delighted to continue our work with the Council and honored they selected us to be a part of their fine group of security experts again,” Ryan said. “My colleague Melissa and I believe this is a testament to the nine years of experience we bring to the Council and we look forward to continued learning from the talented HITRUST Council team.”
“I am looking forward to a productive year of continued collaboration and growth as a member of the 2020 HITRUST External Assessor Council Team,” Melissa added.
“We look forward to working with the new members of the Assessor Council,” said Matthew Datel, Director, Education and Strategic initiatives, HITRUST. “Being selected to this group is a testament to these individuals and their organization’s dedication to quality HITRUST services. We are excited to have their input as we look to continuously improve our programs here at HITRUST.”
About Intraprise Health
Certified Assessors since 2011, Intraprise Health is 100 % healthcare focused. With specifically designed programs for health systems, business associates and payers, Intraprise Health’s proven methodology and certification program management tools have helped healthcare organizations of all sizes achieve HITRUST certification. Intraprise Health’s broad range of security services include:
HITRUST certification services
HIPAA security risk analysis
Education and awareness training
Security risk assessments
Third-party risk management, including BluePrint™ Protect, an industry leading TPRM software platform.