American Hospital Association Endorses Clearwater Compliance Solutions

Clearwater Compliance today announced that its entire suite of solutions has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

“Clearwater’s solutions stand out in part because they are backed by a team of veteran experts in HIPAA/HITECH and information risk management who understand and exclusively serve the health care field”

A testament to the company’s commitment to excellence and thought leadership, the endorsement validates that Clearwater Information Privacy, Security, Compliance and Risk Management solutions as valuable and effective tools for hospitals as they take steps to safeguard the privacy and security of their patients’ sensitive health information.

Clearwater is the first recipient of an AHA endorsement in this new solutions category, signaling an increasing awareness of the critical need for proven solutions within health care to support organizations as they face increasingly complex legislation, regulations and risks associated with the storage, access and transmission of electronic health records.

AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement on behalf of the AHA, to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Following a rigorous proprietary due diligence process, Clearwater’s solutions were selected for their excellence in enabling health care organizations and their service providers to improve patient safety and the quality of care by helping them establish, implement and mature their information risk management programs.

“We are honored to receive AHA’s endorsement of our solutions, as it underscores our commitment to the health care community and provides additional credibility for the value we bring to the table,” said Bob Chaput, CEO and founder of Clearwater Compliance. “Hospitals need partners they can trust as they solve for privacy, security, compliance and information risk management. With the AHA endorsement, our clients can rest assured that our products and services will meet and exceed their expectations.”

AHA Solutions sets strategy, determines selection criteria against market needs and assesses relevant products and services in awarding the coveted endorsement by the AHA. This proprietary process provides in-depth understanding of the respective marketplace and allows for a deep financial, organizational and product evaluation of endorsement candidates.

Among the Clearwater solutions receiving AHA’s endorsement are:

“Clearwater’s solutions stand out in part because they are backed by a team of veteran experts in HIPAA/HITECH and information risk management who understand and exclusively serve the health care field,” said Anthony Burke, senior vice president of the AHA, and president and CEO of AHA Solutions, Inc. “This deep expertise informs the unique architecture of Clearwater’s software and solutions, which rigorously follow the regulations, HHS/OCR guidance and the NIST Security Framework. The software enables organizations to evaluate compliance and risk, document results, manage and respond to compliance gaps and risks to their information, and report progress — and ultimately allows them to become self-sufficient in maintaining their compliance programs and managing their risks.”

Clearwater has helped hundreds of health care organizations of all sizes to prepare for, and respond to, OCR audits and investigations, and to successfully establish robust compliance and overall information risk management programs. Their AHA endorsement strengthens their existing reputation as a trusted partner for hospitals.

For more information on the Clearwater solutions earning exclusive endorsement from the AHA, click here.

About Clearwater Compliance:

Clearwater Compliance, LLC, focuses on helping healthcare organizations and their service providers improve patient safety and the quality of care by assisting them to establish, operationalize and mature their information risk management programs. Led by veteran, C-suite healthcare executives, Clearwater provides comprehensive, by-the-regs software and tools, educational events, and expert professional/advisory services for healthcare organizations ranging from major healthcare systems, hospitals, health plans and Fortune 100 companies, to medical practices and healthcare startups. Since 2003, the company has served over 400 organizations.

Find out more about our privacy, security, compliance and information risk management solutions at clearwatercompliance.com.

About the AHA

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit www.aha.org to learn more.

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