Healthland Joins HITRUST Working Group

Healthcare IT provider continues advocacy efforts with participation in industry organizations

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced it will serve on the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) mobile device working group. HITRUST, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders established the Common Security Framework (CSF), a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information. CSF is the most widely adopted security control framework in the U.S. healthcare industry.

Healthland IT Director Charles Spence will join the HITRUST working group to help develop best practice guidance for the use of mobile devices, identify tools and solutions to support their usage, and serve as a voice for better collaboration with mobile device manufacturers and software developers. The working group will focus initial efforts on Apple iPad applications, due to its wide-spread use and popularity.

I am thrilled that Charles Spence will represent Healthland with this important healthcare industry organization,” said Odell Tuttle, Healthland CTO. “It is part of our culture to support and participate in initiatives that will help us in our mission to transform rural healthcare and technology is a key part of that.”

Healthland participates in many industry organizations including:

  • The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • National Rural Healthcare Association
  • HITSP Technical Committee and HITSP Tiger Team
  • Minnesota e-Health Initiative
  • CCHIT Workgroups
  • Health Level 7 (HL7)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • IHE

“The participation of Healthland staff members with significant industry organizations like HITRUST confirms the influence and commitment we have to transform rural healthcare,” said Angie Franks, Healthland president and CEO. “We will continue to take part in organizations that enable Healthland to be on the forefront of changes taking place in the healthcare industry.”

HITRUST is lead by a seasoned management team and governed by an executive council made up of leaders from across the healthcare industry and its supporters. These leaders represent the governance of the organization, but other founders also comprise the leadership to ensure the framework meets the short and long term needs of the entire healthcare industry.

About Healthland:

Healthland is America’s largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500 clients across the country. Software and services from Healthland, including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a hospital, clinic or extended care facility.

With 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market, Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best – care for neighbors, family and friends. Founded in Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, Healthland is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., with regional offices in Glenwood, Minn., Louisville, Ky. and Waco, Texas. More information is available at:


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