Chicago, IL, March 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Accretive Health, Inc. has been re-certified by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF). This distinction affirms and recognizes that Accretive Health is meeting the health care industry’s highest standards for managing data risk and protecting health information.
“This is our third year of HITRUST CSF Certification,” announced David Mason, chief strategy officer for Accretive Health. “I am very proud that our company has chosen to subscribe to this standard of excellence, and of the statement this certification makes about our execution in IT. Meeting these stringent standards requires constant focus and a passion for information security. Our team has shown those qualities again this year.”
“Achieving and maintaining this certification demonstrates a continuous, focused and robust set of processes and procedures that are driving a world class organization,” stated Philip Burnett, director of information technology security and chief security officer.
The HITRUST CSF is the most widely-adopted security framework in the U.S. healthcare industry. Accretive Health originally obtained CSF Certified status in 2013 by meeting all of the applicable CSF requirements, including rigorous encryption and inventory management policies and practices as well as ongoing security monitoring and comprehensive review performed by a third party HITRUST CSF Assessor organization.
“At Accretive Health, we have a cross-functional team consisting of employees in our IT infrastructure and security, internal audit, and compliance departments working together to monitor for and resolve any IT-related concerns,” added Roy Stephens, vice president for information technology infrastructure, “It’s a continuous commitment to excellence. This HITRUST designation indicates the commitment our organization has to achieve health information privacy objectives in our day-to-day work.”
About Accretive Health
Accretive Health is inspired by, and driven to succeed for, its partner clients so they can continue to meet the healthcare needs of their communities. For more information, visit accretivehealth.com.
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, has established the Common Security Framework (CSF), a certifiable framework that can be used by organizations that create, access, store, or exchange personal health and financial information. The CSF is an information security framework that harmonizes the requirements of existing standards and regulations, including federal (HIPAA, HITECH), third party (PCI, COBIT), and government (NIST, FTC). www.hitrustalliance.net.