Ingenious Med is certified by the HITRUST Alliance for data protection and risk management to safeguard sensitive health information for our customers and enable them to comply with federal regulations.
“HITRUST certification is rigorous and very difficult to achieve so it sets us apart from competitors that do not dedicate the resources to earning certification,” says Keith Brown, Director of Information Systems, Ingenious Med. “Not all companies are certified so it’s a distinct competitive advantage.”
But what is HITRUST? What does earning the certification mean for Ingenious Med clients? And what does achieving HITRUST certification mean for Ingenious Med itself?
This article will answer those three questions.
What is HITRUST Certification?
Straight from the HITRUST Alliance’s website: “HITRUST safeguards sensitive information and manages information risk for global organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain. In collaboration with privacy, information security and risk management leaders from the public and private sectors, HITRUST develops, maintains, and provides broad access to its widely adopted common risk and compliance management frameworks, related assessments and assurance methodologies.” 
What Does HITRUST Certification Mean for Ingenious Med Customers? According to HITRUST, the certification:
- Assures Ingenious Med and other certified organizations’ customers and third-parties that their company complies with the highest standards in information protection
- Reduces the time and personnel resources that are typically required to respond to third-party information security-related questionnaires
- Enables your organization to comprehensively understand its relative exposure, inherent risk, and current security posture
- Evaluates the maturity of your information risk management program
- In certain cases, certification can result in savings on cybersecurity insurance premiums
“Our existing and prospective clients know, that to have HITRUST certification, every piece of our system was examined for security flaws,” says Tait Yokley, Director of Development, Ingenious Med. “It’s a security audit. So, while it’s very difficult to achieve, it’s healthy for us. For customers, it means they don’t have to send us their robust and lengthy questionnaires because they already know we are certified.”
What Does HITRUST Certification Mean for Ingenious Med?
HITRUST Certification enables Ingenious Med to securely deliver on our ongoing commitment to:
- Data Security
- Compliance Excellence
- Reliability and Trust
Data Security: HITRUST Certification confirms that Ingenious Med maintains robust data security measures to protect customers’ sensitive data, including personal health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII).
Compliance Excellence: HITRUST Certification demonstrates that we meet and exceed industry standards and regulations so that our customers’ operations are in compliance with healthcare requirements, including HIPAA.
Reliability and Trust: Our commitment to high standards and best practices strengthens Ingenious Med’s partnership with our customers, ensuring the reliability and continuity of your operations. HITRUST certification lays a foundation for mutual trust by enabling organizations to assess their security and assure executives, users, and regulators that sensitive PHI and PII is secure while emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence become more common. 
Quality-of-Service: Overall, Ingenious Med is dedicated to delivering the best service possible, continuously striving to meet your evolving needs. The numerous benefits of HITRUST certification enhance your experience with Ingenious Med. HITRUST shows that we deliver that high degree of quality service by protecting our customer’s business, simplifying compliance management, and empowering customers with their own competitive advantage.
“HITRUST certification is a statement that we take information security very seriously for both Ingenious Med and our customers, which is by no means limited to HITRUST,” Yokley added. “This gives us — and our customers — confidence that it’s far less likely a security incident will happen.”