ATLANTA, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HealPros, a provider of healthcare services focused on gap closures and STARS and HEDIS improvement, announced today that it has obtained HITRUST CSF-certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance. This independent certification represents the achievement of the highest standard in healthcare information security and is conferred to companies that meet rigorous industry-defined requirements for managing risk.
"As a company that performs diabetic eye exams in patients' homes, this is an important and consequential accomplishment that's not only good business but also an affirmation of HealPros' commitment to client privacy and data security," said Michael Yom, founder and Chief Product Officer.
Cautela Labs, a HITRUST CSF Assessor, performed the assessment for this certification. "This certification demonstrates HealPros team's commitment to meeting the HIPAA Security Rule and the security provisions of HITECH, as well as the comprehensive objectives of the HITRUST CSF to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the electronic protected health information entrusted to them," said Nancy Wilson, Vice President of Compliance and Security Services.
Founded in 2011, HealPros provides mobile diabetic retinopathy examinations on behalf of healthcare payers across the country. HealPros is able to reach payer clients' members who are not regularly meeting with primary care physicians or eye care professionals to perform essential examinations. HealPros provides mobile diabetic eye examinations in member's homes, at primary care practices, in multi-specialty health centers, and other venues as designated by payer clients.
HITRUST, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, has established the HITRUST CSF a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all 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).