HITRUST CSF® CERTIFICATION
The Word & Brown Companies announced in August 2021 that selected systems* used by the Word & Brown General Agency and its sister organization, CHOICE Administrators, have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST for a second time. Our first certification was in 2019.
IMPORTANCE OF CERTIFICATION
HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that systems used by Word & Brown and CHOICE Administrators have met key regulatory requirements and industry-defined requirements, and that they are appropriately managing risks. This achievement places The Word & Brown Companies in an elite group of organizations worldwide to earn 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.
SYSTEMS EARNING CERTIFICATION
The select systems used by Word & Brown Insurance Administrators, Inc. (doing business as Word & Brown General Agency) and CHOICE Administrators Insurance Services, Inc. that have earned the HITRUST CSF certification are Orion, Quotomatic, Pegasus, ChoiceBuilder, Doclink, Great Plains, Enterprise applications, and their supporting infrastructures.
BACKGROUND ON CERTIFICATION PROCESS
HITRUST CSF Certification is the most prestigious certifiable security framework for the health care industry, and it was important for Word & Brown to seek this certification for all of its customers and business partners. The recognition in 2019 and, again, in 2021 represents a significant investment of both time and money on the part of The Word & Brown Companies.
The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program is the most rigorous available, consisting of a multitude of quality assurance checks, both automated and manual. The fact that The Word & Brown Companies have achieved HITRUST CSF Certification attests to the high quality of our information risk management and compliance program.