Shearwater Health Achieves HITRUST CSF(R) Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security, and Compliance

Shearwater Health Achieves HITRUST CSF(R) Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security, and Compliance

HITRUST CSF(R) Certification validates Shearwater Health is committed to meeting key regulations and protecting sensitive information.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Shearwater Health, a leading provider of Clinical Process Outsourcing (CPO®) services, today announced that their CPO® delivery centers* have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the organization's CPO® delivery centers and services have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and are appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Shearwater Health in an elite group of healthcare organizations worldwide that have earned this certification and one of the first to earn it in the Philippines. This was completed through the guidance of Erick Suliguin, Vice President of Technology and Information Security Officer at Shearwater Health, who is also one of the few HITRUST Certified CSF® Practitioners in the Philippines.

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.

"Organizations like ours are under great pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO, and COBIT," said Tom Kendrot, Chief Operating Officer at Shearwater Health "The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard that needs to be met, and we are pleased to be able to demonstrate our commitment by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification."

"HITRUST has been working with the health care industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment," said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. "We are pleased that Shearwater Health has taken the steps necessary to achieve HITRUST CSF Certified status, and we expect their customers to have confidence in this designation."

*Shearwater Health's Active Directory, Endpoint Protection, WSUS, Web Filter, Web Filter Reporter, SIEM, Network Traffic Analyzer, Network Performance Monitor, Encryption Server, and Firewalls

About Shearwater Health
Shearwater Health, formerly HCCA Health Connections, is a company tracing its roots to its establishment as an international healthcare recruitment company in 1973. In the last decade, Shearwater Health created a new outsourcing model focused solely on healthcare, called Clinical Process Outsourcing (CPO®), that has securely delivered quality and efficiency improvements, along with tens of millions of dollars of annual cost reduction, for its client hospitals, healthcare service companies, and insurance clients.

Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Shearwater operates its CPO® services from two delivery centers in the Philippines and is certified by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority as a provider of business process outsourcing, utilizing information technology. 

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