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SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syapse, the leader in powering precision medicine through a global health system network, today announced that the Syapse Oncology platform has achieved Certified status for information security by HITRUST. This certification audits healthcare-specific security, privacy and regulatory requirements including HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT as well as industry best practices and provides a single evaluation framework that is designed for the unique needs of Syapse’s health system customers.
“Syapse is scaling one of the largest global networks of health systems and we are committed to building secure and resilient infrastructure for powering precision medicine solutions in cancer care. Our health system partners are under immense pressure to meet complex compliance requirements and through certifications like HITRUST CSF we are helping them solve the technical and process elements of best practices in information security,” said Vinod Subramanian, Senior Vice President, Cloud Operations at Syapse. “Syapse is proud to demonstrate its deep commitment to security by achieving the high bar set through HITRUST CSF certification. It’s a validation of our team’s threat awareness and our growing investment in protecting customer data.”
The precision medicine solutions that Syapse provides to its health system customers are developed with a comprehensive understanding of the risk environment and the corresponding needs they identify. For example, every health system working with Syapse retains all access and usage rights to their organization’s data. In addition to the HITRUST CSF certification, Syapse has instituted safeguards, policies, and procedures to protect health system data in compliance with federal health laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), as well as various state data privacy laws across the country.
“The HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the healthcare industry, and the CSF Assurance program is bringing a new level of effectiveness and efficiency to third-party assurance,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “The HITRUST CSF Certification is now the benchmark that organizations required to safeguard protected health information are measured against with regards to information protection.”
Syapse is on a mission to deliver the best care for every cancer patient through precision medicine. Our insights platform, data sharing network, and industry partnerships enable healthcare providers to bring precision cancer care to every patient who needs it. By bringing together leading healthcare innovators into a unified ecosystem, we have built one of the world’s largest learning health networks of provider-driven precision medicine data. In collaboration with our customers — including Advocate Aurora Health, CommonSpirit Health, Henry Ford Health System, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Seoul National University Hospital — we are working toward a future in which all cancer patients have access to the best personalized care, regardless of location or income.