Certified Status Demonstrates a Cutting Edge Cybersecurity Program
LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2019. Episource, a leading provider of risk adjustment and quality solutions to healthcare payer organizations, announced today that it has worked with ecfirst to earn Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). HITRUST is a step beyond HIPPA guidelines and builds on Episource’s existing NIST certification. It solidifies Episource’s security and compliance focus across the organization while providing specific and documented controls, processes and metrics that Episource is committed to continually meeting.
The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) has become the information protection framework for the healthcare industry, and the CSF Assurance program brings a new level of effectiveness and efficiency to third-party assurance. A particularly difficult certification to achieve, it requires that Episource continues to meet objectives and improve year over year.
HITRUST CSF certification required Episource to meet 740 individual controls. The certification confirms Episource appropriately secures and protects healthcare information across all SaaS solutions: its epiEncounter solution that ensures accurate, complete, and compliant encounter submissions; epiAnalyst solution that provides analytics to stratify member populations and identify RAF opportunities; and epiConnect solution that provides transparency into the medical record coding and retrieval process.
“Episource’s HITRUST certification was a smooth process as a result of innovative tech thoughtfully built into our systems,” said Eric Simonsen, Chief Operating Officer of Episource. “This allowed us to provide audit evidence and supporting documentation that were critical components of the certification process.”
In an increasingly fast and complex world, Episource is reinventing the way healthcare organizations manage risk adjustment for their member populations through elegantly simple solutions for analytics, submissions, in-home health assessments, coding, and chart retrieval.
Episource is driven to collect data that’s insightful and accurate. With innovative technology for end-to-end risk adjustment projects, our mission is to help Payer Healthcare Organizations meet their members’ needs in a way that results in more accurate risk scores and Stars ratings.
From robust Risk Adjustment Analytics, Retrospective Chart Reviews, Quality Reporting, Encounter Data Submissions, and in-Home Health Assessments, Episource starts with the smallest details and translates them to create better insights around patient disease profiles and care gaps.
Episource is headquartered in Gardena, California. For more information on Episource, visit www.episource.com
ecfirst delivers compliance and cybersecurity services across the United States, and globally. With deep expertise in cyber standards such as NIST, HITRUST, and ISO 27001, and extensive experience with regulations including HIPAA and GDPR, ecfirst provides flexible solutions ranging from managed compliance and on-demand consulting. The bizSHIELD™ ecfirst signature methodology is supported by a world-class suite of certification training programs: Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Security Compliance SpecialistTM (CSCSTM), and the Certified Cyber Security ArchitectSM (CCSASM). Each ecfirst engagement includes complimentary access to TRACERSM, a cybersecurity and compliance portal.
ecfirst is a HITRUST Authorized Assessor. For more information on ecfirst, visit www.ecfirst.com.
The Health Information Trust Alliance, or HITRUST, is a privately held company located in the Frisco, Texas that, in collaboration with healthcare, technology and information security leaders, has established a Common Security Framework (CSF) that can be used by all organizations that create, access, store or exchange sensitive and/or regulated data. The CSF includes a prescriptive set of controls that seek to harmonize the requirements of multiple regulations and standards. For more information on HITRUST, visit www.hitrustalliance.net.