BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Candescent Health, the only service delivering cloud-based technology plus data insights and 24x7 support to radiology, today announced it has earned Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. HITRUST CSF Certified status indicates that the organization has met industry-defined requirements, and is appropriately managing risk, for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information. Candescent Health is now part of an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification.
"The HITRUST CSF is a gold standard compliance requirement, and it's imperative we offer customers a cloud-based, software-enabled service that meets it," said Scott Seidelmann, CEO of Candescent Health. "The cloud is the most efficient, cost-effective way to share and store information, particularly for a digitized service line like radiology. Yet that means nothing if customers can't trust that patient information is safe. We are committed to taking every possible step to offer top-notch security and reliability, which is superior to traditional on-premise systems."
By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls. Data breaches—both intentional and unintentional—involving personal health information (PHI) have become increasingly common. The CSF Certification is now the benchmark that organizations require to safeguard that PHI is measured against with regards to information protection.
"HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure that the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Candescent Health is distinguished as a system that people can count on to keep their information safe," said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.
Candescent Health partners today with radiology teams at leading healthcare organizations to improve clinical consistency and lower costs. The company's technology platform is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the highest quality cloud security. Candescent Health's partners also leverage its Service Center, where a network operations team is staffed 24x7x365 by IT professionals to monitor for security, reliability and availability.
"Radiologists are focused on improving patient outcomes. They shouldn't have to worry about the security of their data," Seidelmann added. "We must provide peace of mind, as well as superior service, to be a true partner of choice for today's healthcare organizations."
About Candescent Health
Candescent Health's mission is to significantly improve the accuracy, speed and value of diagnostics by ensuring every provider can offer its patients the right read by the right specialist at the right time. Based on a decade of operating one of the nation's largest multi-practice radiology groups, Candescent Health has developed a cloud-based service that enables radiology teams to improve quality, increase productivity and lower costs. Headquartered in the Boston area and with a major operations center in Cleveland, Candescent Health is backed by leading venture capital firms. Visit us at www.candescenthealth.com or follow us on Twitter.
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