BluePrint Healthcare IT and Navion Healthcare Solutions Partner to Ensure Highest Standards of Security and Privacy of Healthcare Information Using HITRUST CSF

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BluePrint has been chosen by Navion to provide virtual CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) services which will optimize and accelerate Navion’s security processes to meet the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and certification.

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Navion made the decision to use the Common Security Framework and HITRUST Certification because it is the preeminent objective benchmark that brings healthcare information security together under a single set of best practice controls.

BluePrint Healthcare IT and Navion Healthcare Solutions jointly announced an agreement that commits both parties to work together to achieve HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance) Certification for Navion in accordance with the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF). As a leading provider of Certified Clinical Registry Software and outsourced data abstraction services, Navion has chosen BluePrint, HITRUST’s longest-tenured, exclusively healthcare-focused assessor to provide virtual CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) services which will optimize and accelerate Navion’s security processes to meet the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and certification.

Kevin Willmann, President of Navion Healthcare Solutions said, “Healthcare providers increasingly seek the benefits provided by high performance, low cost Cloud Based Software as a Service Products, but remain rightfully concerned about HIPAA compliance and data security. Given the alphabet soup of security certifications and audit standards, Hospital leadership requires a single standard that immediately communicates the pinnacle of security performance and trust. Navion made the decision to use the Common Security Framework and HITRUST Certification because it is the preeminent objective benchmark that brings healthcare information security together under a single set of best practice controls. By choosing this standard, Navion is once again demonstrating clear leadership in the clinical registry software marketplace.”

“The path to taking on the HITRUST’s Common CSF and HITRUST certification includes a rigorous set of processes that are critical to safeguarding PHI,” said Vikas Khosla, President and CEO of BluePrint Healthcare IT. Khosla added, “We’re very careful to work with covered entities and business associates like Navion, who are prepared to face the demands of the gold standard of the healthcare industry, HITRUST, on an ongoing basis. These organizations recognize that security is not a ‘one and done’ set of procedures and needs to be embraced as a continuing commitment by all employees.”

“HIPAA guidelines and information security were central in the development of our Navion Ncompass Software Product,” said Navion Chief Technology Officer John Peasley. He added, “By utilizing the Common Security Framework and HITRUST Certification, we have an objective and well-defined set of controls to demonstrate our commitment to the highest level of Healthcare Information Security. We are very excited to partner with BluePrint Healthcare IT and leverage their significant experience in achieving HITRUST Certification.”

BluePrint has begun review of Navion’s security controls against the HITRUST CSF standards and will assist with any required remediation planning and ultimately the preparation of submission for full certification. Certification is expected to be complete in calendar year 2016.

About BluePrint Healthcare IT:
BluePrint Healthcare IT helps healthcare organizations create secure, connected communities of care. As the longest-tenured, exclusively healthcare-focused HITRUST Assessor, BluePrint is a leading proponent of a common security standard for the industry. In addition, BluePrint is active in the HITRUST community and brings the HITRUST Common Security Framework in to all of its engagements. Through its information security services, healthcare transformation services and software platforms, BluePrint supports health systems, health plans, providers and regional health initiatives in achieving the Triple Aim. A Microsoft Managed Partner since 2014, BluePrint's Care Navigator™enables real-time, team-based care coordination, communication and engagement. http://www.blueprinthit.com

About Navion Healthcare Solutions:
Navion Healthcare Solutions is a leading provider of Certified Clinical Registry Software and Outsourced Data Abstraction Services. The Navion Ncompass software supports the American College of Cardiology (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR), the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery, the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Heart Failure and Stroke, and CMS Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting registries. https://www.navionhealthcaresolutions.com

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