Chapters Health System Achieves HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture and Meet Compliance Requirements

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Certification Validates Chapters Health Commitment to Protecting Sensitive Information

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"The achievement of a HITRUST Risk-based Two-year Certification provides reliable assurances that Chapters Health System is taking information risk management and compliance seriously," said Vincent Bennekers, vice president of quality, HITRUST.

Chapters Health System, one of the nation’s premier not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organizations, today announced the Chapters Health CareCentrium Environment, hosted in the Flexential Data Center located in Tampa, FL, has earned certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST Risk-based 2-year certified status confirms Chapters Health’s hospice and home health affiliates meet key regulations and industry-defined requirements and appropriately manage risk. The achievement elevates Chapters Health into exclusive group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards, and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST Assurance Program helps organizations address security and data protections challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

“Healthcare organizations have a duty to meet complex compliance, privacy, and risk management requirements that include technical and process elements contained in frameworks such as NIST and ISO,” said Mike Parkin, director, IT security CISO, Chapters Health System. “As a leader in our space, we are pleased to demonstrate to our patients, families and partners our dedication to the highest standards for data protection and information security by achieving the HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification.”

“In today’s ever-changing threat landscape, HITRUST is continually innovating to find new and creative approaches to address challenges,” said Jeremy Huval, chief innovation officer, HITRUST. “Chapters Health System’s HITRUST Risk-based 2-year Certification is evidence that they are at the forefront of industry best practices for information risk management and compliance.”

About Chapters Health System
As a progressive leader and premier health system, Chapters Health System is dedicated to delivering innovative home health, palliative and hospice care along with durable medical equipment and pharmacy services. Since 1983 as a community-based, not-for-profit organization, Chapters Health has provided choices, education and guidance through its managed affiliates. All offerings are provided in order to improve the patient/family experience well in advance of end-of-life needs. In 2022, Chapters Health is certified for the fifth consecutive year as a great workplace in the Aging Services category by the independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® Institute and in 2021, Chapters Health was named a Top Workplace by the Tampa Bay Times. To learn more, visit http://www.chaptershealth.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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