Milestone Exceeded in the Reporting of Cybersecurity Preparedness of Healthcare Products Assessed on Censinet RiskOps™ and Reported on the KLAS Research Website
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH AND BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – March 2, 2022 – KLAS, a healthcare research and insights firm, and Censinet, the leading provider of healthcare IT risk solutions, today announced that more than 200 healthcare products have achieved the Cybersecurity Transparent status through a voluntary risk assessment process and program managed by Censinet and reported by KLAS Research. With the launch of the Cybersecurity Transparent designation as part of the recently released Best in KLAS 2022 Awards: Software and Services report, more healthcare leaders have access to and insights into the overall preparedness of their vendors and products. This market adoption of this important program reflects its effectiveness at increasing healthcare cybersecurity safety.
The partnership, established in late 2020, included collaborative research, insight sharing, special report access, and cybersecurity best practices, arming healthcare providers and their vendors with vital information to improve their cybersecurity posture and ultimately foster a more secure and productive healthcare ecosystem. The Cybersecurity Transparent program results from the expanding partnership. It enables healthcare IT vendors and services firms to improve their overall risk and security profile by driving greater trust and transparency to thousands of healthcare providers.
“Cybersecurity is no longer an option for market-leading products from blue-chip companies that support the healthcare industry, and our partnership with Censinet brings effective risk management to the forefront,” said Taylor Davis, President of KLAS. “Integrating cybersecurity assessments into our Best in KLAS not only fosters industry transparency, but it also accelerates the adoption of healthcare solutions that don’t compromise a provider’s risk posture.”
As part of its annual benchmark Best in KLAS® 2022 Awards: Software and Services report, KLAS added a category under software and services that signifies if a product has gone through a Censinet risk assessment and received a Cybersecurity Transparent designation, indicating that products meet the rigorous requirements for deployment and integration into healthcare provider environments.
“In just over a year working alongside KLAS on the Cybersecurity Transparent Program, I’m impressed not only by the increase in vendor participation but also by the strategic importance of their product submissions, ” said Cormac Miller, President of Censinet. “Using the Censinet RiskOps platform is now a proven catalyst for enterprise-level risk assessments of vendors and their products that are critical for patient safety and data protection. This program has elevated the cybersecurity posture of providers who work with Cybersecurity Transparent vendors.”
Aligning with rigorous healthcare standards, KLAS and Censinet are working together on six areas critical to managing healthcare cybersecurity risk:
- Network Security
- Data Protection
- Identity and Access Management
- Threat and Incident Response
- Legal and Regulatory
Censinet and KLAS will recognize 11 Cybersecurity Transparent recipients at the ViVE health information technology event in Miami Beach from March 6-9, 2022. Those recipients include:
- AGS Health
- IBM Watson Health
- Luma Health
- Unite Us
To see companies and products that have achieved the Cybersecurity Transparent designation, go to klasresearch.com/censinet.
For more information on the Cybersecurity Transparent program, along with the way to sign up, please visit censinet.com/cybersecurity-transparent.
KLAS has been providing accurate, honest, and impartial insights for the healthcare IT (HIT) industry since 1996. The KLAS mission is to improve the world’s healthcare by amplifying the voice of providers and payers. The scope of our research is constantly expanding to best fit market needs as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated. KLAS finds the hard-to-get HIT data by building strong relationships with our payer and provider friends in the industry. Learn more at klasresearch.com.
Censinet, based in Boston, MA, enables healthcare organizations to take the risk out of their business with Censinet RiskOps™, the first and only cloud-based exchange that integrates and consolidates enterprise risk management and operations capabilities across critical clinical and business areas. RiskOps builds upon the Company’s foundational success with third-party risk management (TPRM) for healthcare. Censinet transforms healthcare risk by increasing productivity and operational effectiveness while eliminating risks to care delivery, data privacy, and patient safety. Find out more about Censinet and its RiskOps platform at censinet.com.