HITRUST CSF® CERTIFICATION
The Word & Brown Companies announced in March 2019 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.
IMPORTANCE OF CERTIFICATION
HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates the companies’ systems have met key regulatory requirements and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places The Word & Brown Companies 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.
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 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 represented more than a year of direct efforts and the culmination of several years of continuous development and security program enhancements.
HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the health care industry. The Certification has become the benchmark that organizations required to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI) are measured against. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Word & Brown is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe.