ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InformedDNA®, the nation's largest independent provider of genetics expert services, today announced that it has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST for its key technological systems* that are the foundation of the company’s utilization management services, processing of prior authorization requests, and analyzing system processes and claims data.
“Organizations in the healthcare industry are required to meet stringent compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT,” said Lee Fowinkle, chief operations officer and chief technology officer for InformedDNA. “The HITRUST CSF Certification is the benchmark for organizations that are required to safeguard personal health information (PHI). With our existing safeguards in place for our clients’ data, it made sense for us to go a step further to demonstrate that our systems have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements, giving our clients additional peace of mind.”
InformedDNA joins an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned the HITRUST CSF Certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address security challenges with a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By being able to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, InformedDNA is distinguished as an organization that can be counted upon to keep their clients’ information safe,” said Ken Vander Wal, chief compliance officer for HITRUST.
InformedDNA is the authority on the appropriate use of genetic testing – leveraging the expertise of the largest full-time staff of independent board-certified genetics specialists to help ensure health plans, hospitals, employers, community clinicians, and patients all have access to the highest quality genetic services. InformedDNA's key offerings include clinical genetic counseling, genetic testing utilization management, and personalized hereditary risk assessment and prevention solutions. For more information, visit InformedDNA.com.
* Certification achieved for IDNAcentral™ and Client Data Analysis systems.