FARMINGTON, Conn., June 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, today announced that it has been awarded the Best Overall Cybersecurity Company from MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market today.
“The incidence of cyberattacks across healthcare have more than doubled in the last five years, and it’s estimated that data breaches cost the healthcare industry $6.2B annually,” said Lee Barrett, executive director, EHNAC. “In this turbulent healthcare data security environment, it’s an honor for EHNAC to be named Best Overall Cybersecurity Company by the MedTech Breakthrough awards. We believe in the critical importance of this role – helping organizations enhance stakeholder trust, provide risk management, prepare planning assessments, and secure their protected health information.”
The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records, mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from over 10 different countries throughout the world. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the medical and health industry.
“EHNAC has made cybersecurity a significant core of its accreditation models in recent years to help organizations better protect themselves in areas of security and privacy liability, privacy regulatory defense, privacy breaches, network asset protection, cyber extortion and cyber terrorism,” stated James Johnson, managing director at MedTech Breakthrough. “It was a competitive field for the Best Overall Cybersecurity Company, and MedTech congratulates EHNAC’s efforts in the achievement of this recognition.”
Since its inception in 1993, EHNAC has remained on the forefront of the crucial issues that affect the exchange and security of healthcare data, and its emphasis on cybersecurity has been no different. The Commission has focused extensive resources and time to align its programs and criteria with the industry’s most current cybersecurity regulations and best practices.
About MedTech Breakthrough
The MedTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in medical and health related technology companies, products and people. The MedTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough MedTech companies and products in categories including Patient Engagement, mHealth, Health & Fitness, Clinical Administration, Healthcare IoT, Genomics, Medical Data, Healthcare Cybersecurity and more. For more information visit www.MedTechBreakthrough.com.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, e-prescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators. The Commission is an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor, making it the only organization with the ability to provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF certification.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact [email protected], or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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