As the leading HITRUST CSF Assessor Organization, BEYOND HC LLC brings together its experience and knowledge with the HITRUST CSF methodology to streamline and accelerate the certification process whether you choose the i1 or the r2 certification. Our approach embraces the certification requirements and protocols defined by HITRUST while formalizing a program that overcomes the intricacies and challenges of a complex process. Becoming HITRUST Certified whether it be the e1, i1 or r2 should not be a burden on your team or your budget. At BEYOND, we will walk with you through the process, and provide the assistance as required by you and your team. The BEYOND business model is a proven approach that results in 100% success. We look forward to working with you and your team.
Established project management // All Team Members CCSFP // Phased approach that reduces cost, time and complexities
Pre-determined quality assurance checkpoints that safeguards the prospect for on-time certification
Assessment program that harmonizes similar control objectives // Continuous status reporting through the HITRUST journey
Phase 1 – Readiness Assessment
(Learn what needs to be fixed)
A point-in-time review to determine if your company is ready to complete Validated Assessment for the HITRUST e1, i1, or r2 certification. BEYOND will work with you to identify gaps within your existing environment that could prevent a HITRUST certification and provide a detailed report that includes recommendations, guidance, and timeline for developing your Information security program.
Phase 2 – CIO Security Services | “GAP Remediation”
(Now you know…let’s fix it)
Phase 3 – e1, i1 or r2 Validated Assessment | Bridge Assessment
(Let’s get certified)
The BEYOND validation team (all CCSFP certified) will help your organization navigate the HITRUST e1, i1, or r2 Validation process. BEYOND builds each assessment program to serve the unique needs and scoped environment of your organization. Through carefully outlined steps, BEYOND will conduct the assessment using our expertise and knowledge of HITRUST to obtain your goal of certification.
Phase 4 – Interim Assessment | ISP Maturity
(Maintaining the certification)
This phase is the mid-review and maintenance that takes place within a year after the HITRUST Certification is received. There are different steps for the i1 or the r2, and BEYOND can lead you to continued success no matter which validation you obtained.
BEYOND HC LLC is an SBA woman-owned business with a focus to create programs specialized to each of our clients goals. We work with all size companies from startups to established organizations. Our purpose is to help your company innovate, transform and obtain success in achieving your information security objectives. BEYOND HC LLC is first and foremost a HITRUST Assessor Organization. This specialization offers clients the kind of expertise and attention that streamlines the process and delivers cost and time efficient solutions for your company.
We are a team of IT, IS and HITRUST professionals with over 30 years of experience in risk, audit, information security and regulatory administration. The BEYOND team are all CCSFP Practitioners who focus includes:
- ei, i1, and r2 HITRUST Readiness Assessments
- GAP Remediation
- Policy | Procedure Documentation
- CISO | Security Advisory Services
- ei, i1, and r2 HITRUST Validated Assessments
BEYOND continues to look for ways to support our local community. This year our focus has been Holy Cross Lutheran Academy (HCLA) of Sanford Fl and Clearbrook of Arlington Heights, IL. Below are some of the highlights.
HITRUST Collaborate – Grapevine, Texas October 3-5, 2023 Come join BEYOND as we are a Silver Sponsor for HITRUST Collaborate 2023. We will be on site at Booth 19 in the Expo Hall to talk about effective methods for achieving and maintaining your HITRUST certification; the latest HITRUST trends in certification; and to help you decide which certification is best for you.
October 3, 9:05 AM – 9:55 AM CT, Grapevine Ballroom C-D CEO, Cathlynn Nigh, will participate in a panel discussion: Understanding How to Share Control Responsibility in the Cloud When it comes to the cloud…assurance and compliance are either key success factors or contributors to disaster. Without a common language and well-worn paths, cloud adoption can be stifled by debate regarding which controls are applicable, who is responsible for them, and how often they should be validated.
October 3, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CT, Austin 4 CEO, Cathlynn Nigh, will participate in a panel discussion: Intimate Conversation with Women in HITRUST. During this panel our CEO, Cathlynn Nigh, will be joined by top women in their fields to discuss the importance of women in Internet Technology / Internet Security. They will review the importance of supporting other women, how to navigate in this industry, as well as ways to help women that are already in the IT/IS industry grow and advance.
HIMSS 2024 – Orlando, FL
March 11-15, 2024 BEYOND will be in attendance at HIMSS 2024 to discuss the new HITRUST certification offerings with assessment levels geared toward low, moderate and high security assurance: e1, i1 and r2, respectively. Learn all about the HITRUST assessments and how BEYOND can assist in your success.
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Mr. Biondo is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for BEYOND HC LLC. Ray is a senior IT executive with over 30 years of experience in the specialized field of Information Technology. He has led application development teams...
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was born out of the belief that information security should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges.
HITRUST, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, has established the HITRUST CSF, a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information.
The CSF is an information security framework that harmonizes the requirements of existing standards and regulations, including federal (HIPAA, HITECH), third party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC). As a framework, the CSF provides organizations with the needed structure, detail and clarity relating to information security tailored to the healthcare industry.
Whether your organization deals directly or indirectly with the health care industry, HITRUST certification is good for your business:
- Helps you manage regulatory compliance and risk management
- Opens access to prospective clients who require their vendors to be HITRUST Certified
- Once in place, certification can be renewed, budgeted and managed
Download #1 – Audit Once Use Many
We need a new way to drive consistency on how to identify risks and controls, how to conduct assessment in an efficient way, how to leverage the outputs and finally what should be communicated to stakeholders and third-party partners. We call this idea smart…using results for many purposes from one undertaking.
Download #2 – Understanding Assurance Mechanisms for Data Security and Trust
Discover the importance of adopting a widely accepted assurance mechanism to establish trust, differentiate between the mechanisms available for organizations across industries, and learn how earning a HITRUST certification through BEYOND HC LLC provides a superior level of assurance.