The certification encompasses Vitals products including SmartShopper, VitalsChoice and Vitals.com
AUGUST 15, 2017 – LYNDHURST, NJ – Vitals announced today that it received HITRUST CSF Certification for securing and protecting sensitive health care data.
The HITRUST CSF is the most widely used information privacy and security framework for health care organizations. It is awarded to organizations that meet or exceed both national and international security standards for HIPAA and other personal health care data.
Vitals’ solutions are accessed by millions of people each year looking for high-quality, low-cost care. The certification encompasses the suite of Vitals’ products, including VitalsChoice, SmartShopper and Vitals.com.
“Privacy and security are not only strategic priorities for us, but also for our clients. We felt this certification was essential to demonstrate our dedication to privacy and security to our customers,” said Eric Gross, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Vitals. “Our goal is to achieve the highest level of security for our systems. The HITRUST CSF Certification validates our efforts and provides an industry-recognized endorsement of our stringent security practices.”
Vitals, working with its HITRUST assessor, the law firm of Epstein, Becker & Green, spent over a year performing an analysis and review of existing security and privacy measures and strengthening internal policies and procedures. By going through the rigorous certification process, Vitals signals its commitment to ongoing data security to its clients and consumers.
The two-year certification requires continued monitoring of privacy and security controls, no reportable data security breaches and timely completion of interim reviews.
“The HITRUST CSF Certification is now the protection benchmark against which organizations required to safeguard patient health information are measured,” said Ken Vander Wal, chief compliance officer at HITRUST. “By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Vitals is distinguished as a company people can count on to keep their information safe.”
Vitals empowers everyone to shop for their health care like an expert. We bring together cost and quality transparency along with innovative consumer engagement programs to help people select high-quality, lower-cost care. Vitals leads the market with incentive and engagement programs that pay people to shop. Our solutions achieve measurable and sustainable savings for consumers, employers and health plans. Vitals helps more than 120 million people each year access better, more affordable care.