Censinet Announces Healthcare Cybersecurity Benchmarking Study Co-Sponsored by the American Hospital Association and KLAS Research

Launching at CHIME22 Fall Forum, Landmark Benchmarking Study Delivers Peer Benchmarks Across Cybersecurity Investments, Resources and Overall Program Performance

BOSTON--()--Censinet, the leading provider of healthcare risk management solutions, today announced “The Healthcare Cybersecurity Benchmarking Study” co-sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and KLAS Research, launching at CHIME22 Fall Forum, Nov 7-10, 2022, in San Antonio, TX. The landmark study, currently enrolling hospital and health system participants now, will enable participating organizations to compare cybersecurity investments, resources, performance and maturity to peer organizations across key operational cyber metrics, and coverage of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF), and Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP).

“The Healthcare Cybersecurity Benchmarking Study is the first benchmarking initiative in healthcare to combine key organizational indicators, NIST CSF, and HICP for comprehensive provider self-evaluation and peer comparison,” said Ed Gaudet, CEO and Founder of Censinet. “We’re honored to come together with leading industry partners like the AHA and KLAS Research, as well as leading health system sponsors, to advance this Study with unprecedented collaboration and transparency, making our industry truly ‘stronger together’ against cyber threats.”

“With cyber risk now representing significant enterprise risk to hospitals and health systems, the time has never been more critical to elevate our industry’s cyber strength, maturity, and resilience,” said John Riggi, National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk, American Hospital Association. “The Healthcare Cybersecurity Benchmarking Study brings all of us together to accomplish this objective and, like a rising tide, will help all providers succeed in reducing enterprise risk and protecting patient safety.”

“Cyber maturity is now a critical part of the dialogue between providers and vendors during the evaluation and purchasing process in healthcare,” said Taylor Davis, President, KLAS Research. “This Study helps ensure that rapid, high-value innovation adoption between all parties across the industry never jeopardizes patient care, patient safety, or business operations, and will promote continuous improvement in security performance for the long run.”

The Healthcare Cybersecurity Benchmarking Study is provided in partnership with following leading health system sponsors, including Baptist Health, Cedars-Sinai, Dayton Children’s, Fairview Health Services, Hartford HealthCare, Intermountain Healthcare, Marshfield Clinic Health System, and Mass General Brigham.

This Study aims to establish trusted cybersecurity-specific benchmarks across the healthcare industry through anonymized, aggregated datasets to deliver targeted insight and peer comparison to participating providers. As such, participating organizations are entitled to the following benefits from Censinet:

● Full access to Censinet’s NIST CSF and HICP Benchmarking modules at no cost during the study and post-study until Mar 31, 2023.

● Automated Action Plans and Guidance to identify critical gaps in cybersecurity controls, policies, and procedures and prioritize future cyber investments.

● Peer benchmarks at the detailed, NIST CSF Subcategory level for targeted investment and resource allocation.

Sponsors are enrolling participants now to join other leading healthcare organizations in this landmark initiative to strengthen cybersecurity across the industry. To participate or learn more, please speak with Censinet and other sponsors during the CHIME22 Fall Forum in San Antonio, TX, Nov 7-10, or contact us directly at benchmarks@censinet.com.

About Censinet

Censinet®, based in Boston, MA, enables healthcare organizations to take the risk out of their business with Censinet RiskOps™, the first and only cloud-based risk exchange that integrates and consolidates enterprise risk management and operations capabilities across critical clinical and business areas. RiskOps builds upon the Company’s foundational success with third-party risk management (TPRM) for healthcare. Censinet transforms healthcare risk by increasing productivity and operational effectiveness while eliminating risks to care delivery, data privacy, and patient safety. Find out more about Censinet and its RiskOps platform at censinet.com.

About the American Hospital Association

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA advocates on behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides insight and education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at https://www.aha.org.

About KLAS

KLAS has been providing accurate, honest, and impartial insights for the healthcare IT (HIT) industry since 1996. The KLAS mission is to improve the world’s healthcare by amplifying the voice of providers and payers. The scope of our research is constantly expanding to best fit market needs as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated. KLAS finds the hard-to-get HIT data by building strong relationships with our payer and provider friends in the industry. Learn more at https://klasresearch.com.


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