MADISON, Wis., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Propeller Health, the leading digital solution for respiratory medicine, today announced that Propeller Health System's associated infrastructure used to store, process, maintain, and transmit customer ePHI has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST®. With the HITRUST CSF Certified status, Propeller meets key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information.
HITRUST CSF Certified status indicates that Propeller Health System's associated infrastructure has met industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk, and places Propeller 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.
"Propeller is dedicated to developing quality technology and processes compliant with applicable regulatory standards," said David Van Sickle, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Propeller. "We're pleased to be able to demonstrate our strong and ongoing commitment by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification."
"The HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the healthcare industry, and the CSF Assurance program is bringing a new level of effectiveness and efficiency to third-party assurance," said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. "The CSF Certification is now the benchmark that organizations required to safeguard personal healthcare information are measured against with regards to information protection."
Propeller empowers people with asthma and COPD to live measurably better lives. In 2010, Propeller set out to modernize respiratory medicine, enable people to minimize the impact of asthma and COPD on their daily lives, and connect them to their physicians, environment and community. Propeller's information-powered approach to respiratory management guides physicians and patients to the optimal path of therapy for each individual. With connected inhalers, digital interfaces, and personalized insights, participants receive personal guidance and expert direction anytime. Backed by 3M Ventures (NYSE : MMM ), SR One, Hikma Ventures (LON: HIK), Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE : SFE ), Social Capital and other investors, Propeller received the American Telemedicine Association's 2016 President's Award for Innovation in Remote Healthcare and was recognized as one of the top "Fierce 15" medical device companies in 2015 by FierceMedicalDevices. In 2017, Fast Company named Propeller as one of the most innovative companies in Health. For more information visit: www.propellerhealth.com
SOURCE Propeller Health