The HITRUST Third Party Assurance Summit will bring together leaders and experts representing customers, vendors and consultancies in various aspects of vendor management, procurement, information security, audit, compliance and risk management. It will span two days of sharing perspectives and lessons learned, exploring implementation challenges and best practices, and facilitating peer discussions to identify third-party risk management strategies leveraging the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program, the most widely utilized assessment approach for third-party assurance, and the HITRUST Assessment XChange.

To facilitate this engagement and partnership, HITRUST is pleased to announce the 2018 HITRUST Third Party Assurance Summit.

HITRUST Third Party Assurance Summit 2018
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
February 20-21, 2018
Chicago, IL

To register for the Summit, click here.
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The Summit provides a combination of facilitated discussions, educational sessions and networking opportunities with general sessions and tracks specific to customer or vendor areas of interest.

Topics include:

  • Customers’ perspectives and challenges around implementing an effective third-party assurance program
  • Vendor and business partner perspectives and challenges in meeting customers’ information requests efficiently
  • How states impact Health Information Exchanges
  • Legal and regulatory considerations in the U.S. and internationally
  • Collaboration and leadership combined with HITRUST CSF Assurance equals a win for everyone
  • Third-party identification and risk ranking
  • Third-party outreach and communications
  • Third-party (& fourth-party) assurance-related contracts implications and approaches
  • Leveraging information privacy and security as a competitive advantage
  • Improving information security and reporting to meet the requirements of your customers
  • What to expect when undergoing a HITRUST CSF Assessment
  • Leveraging HITRUST Assessment XChange and vendor risk management systems

Third-party assurance is a crucial component of an organization’s risk management program. In many cases, customers have hundreds, or even thousands, of vendors and business partners helping them keep their business running. On the other end of the contracts are the third-party vendors which often find themselves doing business with hundreds or thousands of customers. With the complex web of connections and contracts, it can be extremely difficult — at best — to manage risk throughout the entire supply chain.

Given increased regulatory oversight, reliance and complexity of outsourced relationships and an evolving threat landscape, developing and implementing an effective program requires alignment and support internally and externally. Therefore, streamlining the risk management processes for the customer, and their business partners and vendors, is an action that can have an immediate and marked improvement on how businesses of all shapes and sizes work together to proactively manage supply chain risk.