August 16, 2017, Palm Beach Gardens, FL – HearUSA, a leading provider of hearing healthcare services, today announced their entire Information Security Program has earned Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. With the HITRUST CSF Certified Status, this program meets key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information.
HITRUST CSF Certified status indicates that the organization’s security infrastructure has met industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk, and places HearUSA 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,” said Kevin Beninati, VP of IT and Privacy Officer at HearUSA. “The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard that needs to be met, and HearUSA is pleased to be able to demonstrate its commitment to the privacy of our patients’ information by achieving this certification.”
“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “We are pleased that HearUSA has taken the steps necessary to achieve HITRUST CSF Certified status, and we expect their customers to have confidence in this designation.”
HearUSA changes lives through better hearing. With over 50 million covered lives and 4000 locations in the United States and Canada, HearUSA is the hearing care provider of choice for many health plans, employer groups, affinity programs and AARP. HearUSA is accredited by URAC as a hearing health network and is an experienced leader in managed hearing benefits.