The Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance has awarded TigerText HITRUST CSF Certified Status for its secure, clinical text messaging solution. TigerText is the first clinical communication solution provider in its class to be awarded this prestigious accreditation.
To achieve HITRUST CSF Certified Status, companies must meet industry-defined requirements for privacy and security and demonstrate they are effectively managing risk. This is achieved by adopting the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF).
The HITRUST CSF is a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls that combines state and federal regulations, standards, and frameworks. Adoption of the HITRUST CSF requires companies to undergo a rigorous vetting process, involving the implementation of 172 baseline controls spanning 19 domains. Achieving HITRUST CSF Certified Status requires months of effort and more that 500 written ratings and responses.
HITRUST then assesses companies on more than 100 data points, including data protection and privacy, the company’s information protection program, network protection, access control, password management, business continuity and disaster recovery, and audit logging and monitoring. HITRUST CSF Certified Status is only awarded for two years, after which a company needs to be reassessed to ensure it is keeping pace with industry advances and continues to protect data to the highest standards.
Vendors serving the healthcare industry that have achieved HITRUST CSF Certified Status demonstrate to their clients that they can be trusted to keep patient data safe and secure. It also saves them an estimated $300,000 in audit requests and internal assessment time.
“HITRUST is the gold standard for healthcare security certifications, and we are honored to be the first in our category to earn this distinction,” said Brad Brooks, co-founder, and CEO of TigerText. “With today’s hospitals under a perpetual threat of cyberattack, every customer wants verification that the vendor they are choosing can be trusted to keep patient information safe, and now TigerText can deliver that added peace of mind to our broad base of customers.”