Censinet Introduces Expansion of Healthcare Vendor Cybersecurity and Risk Management Program at HIMSS Global Health Conference

Collaboration with KLAS Research Grows Through Capabilities Demonstrations and Cybersecurity Transparent Vendor Recognition

Boston, MA and Orlando, FL – HIMSS22 Conference – March 15, 2022 Censinet, the leading provider of risk management solutions for healthcare, today announced further expansion of its Cybersecurity Transparent program with KLAS Research with the introduction of Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) for healthcare vendors. Censinet RiskOps™ for HICP for healthcare providers was introduced last week. Censinet has now extended HICP support for vendors with this announcement.

“Healthcare third party vendors, like the providers they support, rely on their own ecosystem technology suppliers, resulting in a cascading flow of  Nth-party risk that needs to be addressed,” said Cormac Miller, Censinet President. “As regulations and business associates agreements (BAAs) increase thirty-party liability for vendors, they too must incorporate and demonstrate cybersecurity best practices, for which HICP is designed.”

The publication of the HHS 405(d) Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) in 2019 outlined a healthcare-specific approach to cybersecurity. Created in partnership with public and private organizations across the healthcare industry, HICP provides “practical, understandable, implementable, industry-led, and consensus-based voluntary cybersecurity guidelines to cost-effectively reduce cybersecurity risks” for “health care organizations of varying sizes.” To achieve this, HICP focuses on the five most prevalent cybersecurity threats and ten cybersecurity practices that address those threats. Recent laws and regulations, such as the update to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), instruct OCR to consider implementing these recognized cyber security practices during enforcement actions in the case of breaches. If certain recognized security practices such as HICP can be demonstrated to have been adopted for at least 12 months, it can lead to mitigated fines, early, favorable termination of audits, and mitigated remedies in settlement agreements.

HICP for Healthcare Vendor Debut at HIMSS22 Global Health Conference

Censinet will be available at the KLAS Booth, 3833, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Censinet will provide customized HICP demonstrations for both providers and vendors. Censinet can also set up HICP demo requests for either the HIMSS Conference or virtually at censinet.com/hicp-request.

Enhancement to the Censinet and KLAS Cybersecurity Transparent Program

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 critical program reflects its effectiveness at increasing healthcare cybersecurity safety. Given the growing importance of cybersecurity and risk management in the vendor community, KLAS and Censinet will be presenting enhancements to this successful program for 2022. There will be three presentations at HIMSS22 at KLAS Booth, 3833, and it’s open to all vendors, as well as providers:

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 2:30 PM ET
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 10:30 AM ET
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 10:30 AM ET

Censinet and KLAS Recognize Cybersecurity Transparent Leaders at HIMSS22

Censinet and KLAS will recognize 8 Cybersecurity Transparent recipients at the HIMSS22 Global Health and Exhibition Conference in Orlando from March 14-18, 2022. Those recipients include:

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.

About Censinet

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.

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Censinet
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