IT Security Assessment Kicks Off

Oct 14, 2016

Guthrie is dedicated to delivering excellent service to help our patients attain optimal, life-long health and well-being.  We do so by providing integrated, clinically-advanced services that prevent, diagnose, and treat disease, within an environment of compassion, learning, and discovery.  In the cyber-connected world of 2016, this environment includes patient health records, payment card information, employee personally-identifiable information, confidential operations data, financial data, and other proprietary information.  Guthrie recognizes the sensitivity of this data and the value of its protection.  

As part of our commitment to keeping our data and information secure and private, Guthrie has recently formed an Information Security Office, as part of the Information Services Department.  Over the next 90 days, their first major initiative is to conduct a self-assessment of Guthrie cybersecurity, following HITRUST, a nationally recognized security and privacy framework.

Guthrie’s Information Security team, along with assistance from the Compliance Office, will conduct this assessment.  During this evaluation, staff members across Guthrie will be contacted to answer questions about how our departments work with, and protect, sensitive information.  This process will help us to understand measure the current levels of information security risk and to develop a plan to mitigate risks. This assessment will help Guthrie to continue to protect the personal and private data of our employees and patients. Thank you in advance for your support through this process.