HITRUST CSF is not an accessory, it’s a lifestyle

Zen Healthcare IT’s Gemini Platform receives HITRUST CSF r2 Certification

Zen Healthcare IT is incredibly proud to announce that our Gemini Integration-as-a-Service Platform and HIE 3rd Party hosting services are HITRUST CSF Risk-based, 2-year certified! This includes Gemini modules such as our Stargate IHE Gateway and Gravity FHIR Aggregator. While we already had excellent security protocols in place prior to starting our journey to certification, we still gained a lot by going through this process.

What exactly does it mean to be HITRUST CSF r2 certified?

The HITRUST CSF is a framework designed and created to streamline regulatory compliance for healthcare organizations through a common set of security controls mapped to the various standards to enable organizations to achieve and maintain compliance. It was one of the first security frameworks to incorporate aspects of HIPAA with more general security frameworks. As such – it’s become the gold standard for healthcare organizations seeking to provide proof that they are complying with HIPAA and other critical security best practices to secure protected data.

HITRUST CSF is the start of a journey, not the end

Many organizations may think that achieving HITRUST CSF certification is the end  of a long and challenging process. But the reality is that it is merely the beginning of a journey towards continuous improvement in the area of security and compliance. For example,  incorporating company-wide risk management and change management principles into everything you do as a healthcare organization is truly a game changer.

And given that the cybersecurity risks are constantly evolving,  we are also constantly evolving by taking advantage of new technologies and best practices as they emerge. The principles associated with security frameworks like HITRUST CSF help ensure we’ve built a solid foundation for that evolution.

How can this help your organization?

Zen provides a “ready to go” HITRUST CSF r2 certified environment for any organization looking for a better interoperability solution. You may love an interface engine like Mirth Connect but are struggling with maintaining the environment or managing interfaces over the long term. Or perhaps you are just getting started. With Gemini Integration-as-a-Service and Stargate IHE Gateway – you have an enterprise class, secure, advanced integration platform backed up by experts who act as an extension of your own team. This dramatically reduces risks and total cost of ownership.

For the fastest path to interoperability without sacrificing security – contact the Zen Team. 

Huge thank you to our assessors

We wanted to give a huge thank you to Kyle Miller, CISSP, CISA and Grant Phillips, CCSFP, and the entire Plante Moran team for your terrific work as our HITRUST assessors. They worked closely with our team over a number of months and did a wonderful job of helping us ensure that we had a deep level of understanding of each control requirement, and how it applied to our day-to-day operations.

Also, Derek Wayland, our Director of IT and Security, was the MVP for his tireless efforts at every step. It really was the Dream Team – thank you all so much!

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