PharmMD Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and Compliance

PharmMD Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and Compliance

Posted Aug 9, 2017

HITRUST Certification validates PharmMD is committed to meeting key healthcare regulations and protecting sensitive private healthcare information.

BRENTWOOD, TN, UNITED STATES, August 8, 2017 / — PharmMD, a national leader in Star rating, HEDIS, MTM and Medication Risk Management solutions, announced today that the systems that support these solutions have earned HITRUST CSF Certified status from the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance.

“Obtaining HITRUST CSF Certification emphasizes our organization’s commitment to implementing and maintaining a robust security posture. Our clients can feel confident in knowing that we are making the investments in the administrative, technical and physical safeguards to meet the industry’s highest standards in protecting both PHI (protected health information) and confidential information. PharmMD continues to improve on its security and compliance practices to assess and mitigate any associated risks to the integrity of our systems and practices,” says JR Garrett, General Counsel & VP Security & Compliance for PharmMD.

The HITRUST CSF enables an organization, be it a covered entity or a business associate, to formally address these HIPAA mandates. With the application of the HITRUST CSF, an organization knows the exact gaps to address to help ensure credible HIPAA compliance.

HITRUST CSF Certified status indicates that the organization’s StarSolutions, MRM and StarMTM systems have met industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk, and places PharmMD in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. “We went through a rigorous vetting process which included complying with 272 baseline security controls across 19 domains, covering everything from password management and wireless security, to business continuity and disaster recovery,” said Victor Mattingly, PharmMD’s Chief Technology Officer.

“The HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the health care 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 PHI are measured against with regards to information protection.”

PharmMD CEO, Bob Yeager, summarizes this tremendous accomplishment by stating “By achieving HITRUST certification we are able to continually and responsibly meet the needs of our clients, which includes the best-in-class approach to managing sensitive data in a secure environment.”

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About PharmMD: PharmMD is a leading healthcare technology company providing data-driven medication adherence platform solutions that deliver value-based care outcomes. PharmMD partners with health plans, providers and other risk-bearing entities seeking to improve patient and employee healthcare through better medication adherence. Founded by healthcare and pharmaceutical innovators, PharmMD’s outcomes-driven solutions bolster initiatives in quality improvement and related regulatory compliance through better medication adherence. For more information, please visit