Trend Health Partners Achieves HITRUST Risk-Based, 2-year Certification Demonstrating the Highest Level of Information Protection Assurance

Mar 28, 2024

Trend Health Partners Achieves HITRUST Risk-Based, 2-year Certification Demonstrating the Highest Level of Information Protection Assurance

HITRUST Risk-Based, 2-year (r2) Certification validates Trend Health Partners is committed to strong cybersecurity and protecting sensitive data.

Hunt Valley, MD, March 28, 2024Trend Health Partners, an independent, tech-enabled healthcare payment integrity company, today announced its commitment to information security and compliance by completing a HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) validated assessment using the latest CSF version 11 framework and achieving HITRUST certification for the TRENDConnect platform and its cloud-based supporting system infrastructure.

TRENDConnect is a highly secure financial transaction resolution platform built specifically to address the inherent complexities of the healthcare billing and payment ecosphere. Supported functions include credit balance identification and recovery, payment accuracy services, overpayment resolution, root-cause analysis, and invoice payment tracking, as well as overpayment identification, analysis, and recovery.

HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certification demonstrates that Trend Health Partners has met demanding regulatory compliance and industry-defined requirements and is taking the most proactive approach to cybersecurity, data protection, and effectively managing risk. By incorporating a risk-based approach that addresses various federal and state regulations, standards, and frameworks, the HITRUST CSF addresses security and data protection challenges through a comprehensive framework of scalable security controls and HITRUST certification represents a rigorous validation of Trend Health Partner’s comprehensive information security program, policies, and procedures.

With HITRUST certification, Trend Health Partners further solidifies its reputation as a trusted partner for healthcare organizations seeking innovative solutions to enhance healthcare payment system security risks and this achievement places Trend Health Partners into an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification.

“Organizations in the payment integrity space are continually under pressure to address current and emerging threats and meet complex compliance, information protection, and privacy requirements,” said Genevieve Emory, Director, Privacy & Compliance at Trend Health Partners. “This is especially critical as we bring payers and providers together on a common platform to eliminate friction for both parties. We are pleased to demonstrate to our customers the highest standards for data protection and information security by achieving the rigorous HITRUST r2 Certification.”

“Without consistency, transparency, and reliability, an information security assessment can’t provide the requisite level of assurances needed to make important business decisions. That’s why we focus on producing the highest quality reports available,” said Vincent Bennekers, Vice President, Quality at HITRUST. “Achievement of a HITRUST r2 Certification is an assurance that Trend Health Partners takes compliance and information risk management seriously.”

Trend Health Partners’ successful attainment of HITRUST certification was made possible through strategic collaboration with Coalfire, a leading provider of cybersecurity and compliance services. Leveraging Coalfire’s expertise and industry-leading methodologies, Trend Health Partners navigated the certification process with efficiency and confidence.

“Healthcare payment data can reveal the most personal details about who we are,” said Adam Shnider, EVP, Assessment, Coalfire. “We’re honored that Trend Health Partners, a trusted steward of payment information for over a thousand hospitals across the United States, chose us to evaluate their security program against HITRUST’s most stringent security standards. Achieving HITRUST r2 certification shows Trend Health Partners’ commitment to managing cyber risks and protecting payor information.”

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