IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kareo, the leading provider of clinical and business management software for independent medical practices, today announced that the Kareo platform has earned Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. With the HITRUST CSF Certified Status, Kareo's platform meets key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information.
HITRUST CSF Certified status indicates that Kareo's platform has met industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk, and places Kareo 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.
"Healthcare providers are under pressure to meet many compliance requirements for information security and data protection, including HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT," said Dan Rodrigues, founder and CEO at Kareo. "The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard, and we are very pleased to be able to show our commitment to supporting the success of independent practices by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification. Having certification that their providers have the necessary standards of information protection is particularly important to independent practices since they generally do not have in-house IT, security, and risk management capabilities."
"HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure 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, Kareo is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe," said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.
"Independent medical practices often don't have the resources or the time to manage potential security risks," said Rodrigues. "By going through this rigorous process for our entire platform, our customers can be confident that they are receiving the highest level of data security compliance when they use Kareo."
Kareo is the only cloud-based complete medical technology platform purpose-built to meet the unique needs of independent practices. Today Kareo helps over 35,000 providers in all 50 states run more efficient and profitable practices, while delivering outstanding patient care. The Kareo technology platform is the first to help independent practices find more patients, manage their care with a fully certified and easy-to-use EHR, and get paid quickly all in one complete and integrated package. Kareo has received extensive industry recognition, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 5000 and Black Book's #1 Integrated EHR, Practice Management and Medical Billing vendor. Kareo's growth further demonstrates the expansion and vitality of the independent practice market in the U.S. With offices across the country, Kareo's mission is to help independent practices succeed in an ever-changing healthcare market. More information can be found at www.kareo.com.
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