HITRUST Certification underscores NextHealth’s commitment to protecting clients’ sensitive private healthcare information

Denver, Colorado, April 3, 2017 – NextHealth Technologies, a prescriptive analytics and consumer engagement platform that measurably reduces medical costs for health plans, today announced the company has earned Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. With the HITRUST CSF Certified Status, NextHealth meets key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information.

HITRUST CSF Certified status indicates that the company has met industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk, and places NextHealth in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. 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.

“Healthcare providers are under great pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT,” said Matt Siwicke, Chief Information Security Officer at NextHealth. “The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard that must be met, and NextHealth is pleased to be able to demonstrate its commitment to our customers by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification.”

“The HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the health care industry, and the CSF Assurance program is bringing a new level of effectiveness and efficiency to third-party assurance,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “The CSF Certification is now the benchmark that organizations required to safeguard PHI are measured against with regards to information protection.”

About NextHealth Technologies
NextHealth Technologies empowers people to make the best healthcare decisions. Our prescriptive analytics and consumer engagement platform has helped innovative health plans such as UnitedHealthcare, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and Florida Blue reduce medical costs by over $40 PMPM. Scalable to multiple use cases and lines of business, plans now know who to target, which programs work, which don’t, and precisely how well – all from a single platform. Outcomes are measured within 10 weeks from deployment and offer in-year ROI. NextHealth offers a turn-key managed services contract and puts its fees at risk based delivered outcomes. For more information, visit nexthealthtechnologies.com.

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