SAN BRUNO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CareLinx, the nation's leading caregiver marketplace and partner to some of the nation's largest health systems, health plans, and other healthcare organizations, today announced that its Professional Caregiver Marketplace platform has earned "CSF Certified" status for information security by HITRUST. HITRUST CSF is considered the "gold-standard of information security" within the healthcare industry.
HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that CareLinx's Professional Caregiver Marketplace platform has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places CareLinx in an elite 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 CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
"As we rapidly expand our partnerships with health systems and health plans across the country, we are thrilled to have met the complex compliance requirements of HITRUST CSF that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT," said Sherwin Sheik, CEO and Founder of CareLinx. "CareLinx is pleased to commit to properly handling sensitive data of the caregivers, patients, and families we serve by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification for our platform."
"HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment," said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. "We are pleased that CareLinx has taken the steps necessary to achieve HITRUST CSF Certified status, and we expect their customers and partners to have the utmost confidence in this designation."
About CareLinx: CareLinx improves access to affordable, quality home care for families with older adults or loved ones with disabilities. It is the leading online nationwide caregiver marketplace with over 200,000 caregivers on platform. CareLinx partners with healthcare organizations and insurance companies across the United States to provide the plug and play post-acute care solution that delivers on-demand comprehensive support, visibility into the home, and cloud-based tools for centralized, real-time interventions that generate new revenue streams and reduce costs. CareLinx can be found online at home.carelinx.com.
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