HITRUST CSF certification reinforces for our clients that we meet the industry’s highest and most robust data security, privacy and compliance requirements
BEACHWOOD, OH and CRANBURY, NJ (PRWEB) September 14, 2017
Health Data Innovations (HDI) and BluePrint Healthcare IT announce that HDI’s data processing environment (including its ETL tool, SFTP services, and SAS data processor) has earned Certified status for enhanced security and compliance by HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance). With the HITRUST CSF Certified Status, HDI proves that the systems and tools it uses for data acquisition, management, and transformation meet key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information.
As a firm specializing in the acquisition, cleansing, standardization, and integration of all types of health data, HDI views HITRUST CSF Certification as demonstrable evidence of their commitment to rigorous data security policies and practices.
Together with HITRUST Authorized CSF Assessor BluePrint Healthcare IT, the HDI team spent almost a year performing an exhaustive analysis of existing security and privacy measures and strengthening policies and procedures as needed.
HDI provides data management services to health plans and other payers, health systems and accountable care organizations, consulting and data analytics firms, and other organizations that require data from external sources to drive their operations. Data privacy and security are mission critical, and proving compliance with each client’s security requirements was an ongoing challenge for a lean organization.
“HITRUST CSF certification reinforces for our clients that we meet the industry’s highest and most robust data security, privacy and compliance requirements,” said Jonathan Kaye, Founder and President. “As the health care industry embraces HITRUST, it will allow us to more efficiently respond to our clients’ data security assessments by simply providing evidence of our certification.”
With cyber threats and organized targeting of healthcare data on the rise, the HITRUST CSF has become the “gold standard” for measuring and certifying security management programs. Created by healthcare, technology, information security, privacy and compliance leaders, the CSF combines requirements from both existing federal and third-party standards and regulations.
“We’re very proud of HDI’s accomplishment, as well as of our partnership to guide them through their HITRUST CSF Certification journey. As a data management firm on the cutting edge of big data, HDI plays a pivotal role in helping the healthcare ecosystem function in the new era of population health and value-based care. Achieving HITRUST is evidence of their dedication and commitment to superior security,” added Vikas Khosla, President and CEO, BluePrint Healthcare IT.
The two-year certification requires continued monitoring of privacy controls, no reportable data security breaches and timely completion of interim reviews.
About Health Data Innovations, Inc.
Health Data Innovations was founded in 2010 to address a specific need in the health care industry for easier access to data from external sources. HDI specializes in the acquisition, cleansing, standardization, transformation, and integration of all types of health data. We provide data management services to health plans and other payers, health systems, accountable care organizations, population health management vendors, consulting and data analytics firms, and other organizations. For more information about HDI visit http://www.hd-innovations.com or call 216-455-1360. Please also visit HDI on LinkedIn.
About BluePrint Healthcare IT
BluePrint Healthcare IT (“BluePrint”) has been a leader in healthcare privacy and security for over a decade. Unlike many other information security companies, BluePrint is 100% focused on serving the needs of the healthcare industry. BluePrint was one of the first organizations to publish a comprehensive roadmap for hospitals and health systems to comply with the HIPAA Security rule in 2005. Since that time, BluePrint has worked as a trusted partner with dozens of healthcare systems, medical centers, physician networks, business associates and hospital associations to help protect their healthcare data. 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. For more information about BluePrint visit http://www.blueprinthit.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/blueprint-healthcare-it) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/BluePrintHIT).