LYNDHURST, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vitals announced today that it received HITRUST CSF Certification for
securing and protecting sensitive health care data.
The HITRUST CSF is the most widely used information privacy and security
framework for health care organizations. It is awarded to organizations
that meet or exceed both national and international security standards
for HIPAA and other personal health care data.
Vitals’ solutions are accessed by millions of people each year looking
for high-quality, low-cost care. The certification encompasses the suite
of Vitals’ products, including VitalsChoice, SmartShopper and Vitals.com.
“Privacy and security are not only strategic priorities for us, but also
for our clients. We felt this certification was essential to demonstrate
our dedication to privacy and security to our customers,” said Eric
Gross, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Vitals. “Our goal
is to achieve the highest level of security for our systems. The HITRUST
CSF Certification validates our efforts and provides an
industry-recognized endorsement of our stringent security practices.”
Vitals, working with its HITRUST assessor, the law firm of Epstein,
Becker & Green, spent over a year performing an analysis and review of
existing security and privacy measures and strengthening internal
policies and procedures. By going through the rigorous certification
process, Vitals signals its commitment to ongoing data security to its
clients and consumers.
The two-year certification requires continued monitoring of privacy and
security controls, no reportable data security breaches and timely
completion of interim reviews.
“The HITRUST CSF Certification is now the protection benchmark against
which organizations required to safeguard patient health information are
measured,” said Ken Vander Wal, chief compliance officer at HITRUST. “By
taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status,
Vitals is distinguished as a company people can count on to keep their
Vitals empowers everyone to shop for their health care like an expert.
We bring together cost and quality transparency along with innovative
consumer engagement programs to help people select high-quality,
lower-cost care. Vitals leads the market with incentive and engagement
programs that pay people to shop. Our solutions achieve measurable and
sustainable savings for consumers, employers and health plans. Vitals
helps more than 120 million people each year access better, more
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