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HITRUST CSF has become the gold standard for validating healthcare data security controls and we fully embrace it to provide increased safeguards for our customers.
Ashish Kachru
Altruista Chief Executive Officer
Jul 8, 2019

Altruista’s GuidingCare Platform Achieves HITRUST Certification

Elite status highlights ongoing commitment to security excellence

Altruista Health, an innovative provider of care management technology solutions for health plans and provider organizations, today announced that its GuidingCare® population health management solution suite, its Reston, Virginia headquarters and its Hyderabad, India development center, have achieved Certified status for information security by HITRUST. Achieving this elite status means that Altruista has met critical information security, regulatory and industry-defined best-practice requirements to appropriately manage information security and data privacy risk.
     
 “HITRUST CSF has become the gold standard for validating healthcare data security controls and we fully embrace it to strengthen our global operations and provide increased safeguards for our customers,” said Altruista Chief Executive Officer Ashish Kachru. “It offers independent, third-party assurance that we adhere to the highest standards in handling sensitive customer data.”
     Altruista is a global organization that processes more than 5 billion transactions a year on GuidingCare, the industry’s largest and most widely adopted care management and population health platform in the United States. GuidingCare is contracted to serve more than 50 million health plan members in 42 states.
     “Certification illustrates our constant commitment to protecting customer data and maintaining data security excellence,” said Chief Compliance Officer Adam Birnbaum. “It’s the guiding foundation as we continuously mature our comprehensive risk-based global security program.”
     HITRUST CSF standards were developed in collaboration with information security professionals and rationalize relevant regulations and standards into a single overarching security framework. The HITRUST CSF includes federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporates a risk-based approach. HITRUST CSF helps organizations address challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
     “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 PHI are measured against with regards to information protection.”

About Altruista Health
Altruista Health delivers population health management solutions that support value-based and person-centered care models. Our GuidingCare technology platform integrates care management, care coordination and quality improvement programs through a suite of sophisticated yet easy-to-use web applications. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, Altruista Health has grown into a recognized industry leader, and was named twice as one of the Top Population Health Management Companies to Know by Becker’s Healthcare. Health plans and healthcare providers use GuidingCare to transform their processes, reduce avoidable expenses and improve patient health outcomes.