BluePrint Healthcare IT Announces Cedar Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification

Jan 25, 2018 | Cedar News

HITRUST Certification validates that Cedar’s application meets key healthcare regulations and protects sensitive private healthcare information

BluePrint Healthcare IT’s client, Cedar Inc’s. application hosted at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and corporate office has earned certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST CSF® Certified Status confirms that Cedar’s application meets key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive protected healthcare information. 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.

As an Approved HITRUST CSF Assessor, BluePrint Healthcare IT guided the Cedar team through an exhaustive analysis of existing security and privacy measures, strengthening policies and procedures as needed.

“Our goal at Cedar is to disrupt the status quo in patient billing. We offer a smarter way to manage the patient payment experience and earning the HITRUST CSF certification demonstrates our compliance and competence in ensuring our platform offers the most rigorous security and privacy controls in healthcare. Blueprint has been a valuable partner in helping us navigate through the HITRUST CSF Certification process,” stated Florian Otto, MD, PhD, co-founder and CEO.

“We’re very proud of Cedar’s mission and desire to transform the revenue cycle space, and are pleased to be their partner throughout the HITRUST CSF certification journey. Achieving this certification is evidence of their dedication and pledge to superior security, which is a necessity for patient billing operations,” added Vikas Khosla, President and CEO, BluePrint Healthcare IT.

The two-year certification requires continued monitoring of security controls, no reportable data security breaches, and timely completion of an interim review.

About BluePrint Healthcare IT

BluePrint Healthcare IT (“BluePrint”) has been a leader in healthcare privacy and security for over a decade. Unlike many other information security companies, BluePrint is 100% focused on serving the needs of the healthcare industry. BluePrint was one of the first organizations to publish a comprehensive roadmap for hospitals and health systems to comply with the HIPAA Security rule in 2005. Since that time, BluePrint has worked as a trusted partner with dozens of healthcare systems, medical centers, physician networks, business associates and hospital associations to help protect their healthcare data. As the longest-tenured, exclusively healthcare-focused Approved HITRUST CSF™ Assessor, BluePrint is a leading proponent of a common security standard for the industry. In addition, BluePrint is active in the HITRUST™ community and brings the HITRUST CSF™ in to all of its engagements. For more information about BluePrint visit www.blueprinthit.com or contact info@blueprinthit.com. Follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Cedar

Cedar provides a smarter way for hospitals, health systems and medical groups to manage the patient payment ecosystem. Our platform delivers modern intelligence to dramatically improve billing operations and ensure a personalized billing experience for patients. To elevate your patient experience, visit cedar.com.