NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of board collaboration solutions to over 4,000 organizations and 120,000 users, announced today that it had obtained independent verification of its compliance with the essential elements of the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ('HIPAA') and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health ('HITECH') Act that govern the security of personal health information used by hospitals, health insurance plans and other covered entities.
Third-party audit firm Schellman & Company (formerly BrightLine Associates) performed the assessment and independently verified Diligent as HIPAA compliant. This independent verification confirms Diligent's self-assessments and underscores Diligent's demonstrated commitment to servicing the healthcare community, especially against the backdrop of a recent surge in healthcare-focused cyber-attacks. The number of attacks facing healthcare organizations has increased 125% in the last five years.1
'Diligent recognizes the key role we play in protecting vital information for our clients,' said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent Corporation. 'In the healthcare community, the need for better data protection has become acute. We recognized the gravity of the threat and took the extra step of obtaining third-party verification of our HIPAA compliance. Diligent wants our current and future clients to feel absolutely confident that we have the necessary safeguards in place to protect their data, and that our processes and controls have been validated to comply with all of the security and breach notification rules required by HIPAA.'
In addition to being audited for HIPAA and HITECH compliance, Diligent is also ISO 27001 certified and SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (SOC 1 Type 2) and SOC 2 Type 2 audited.
This year, Diligent reached a new milestone, exceeding 300 healthcare clients and 11,000 healthcare users globally. These include for-profit and non-profit hospitals, hospital systems, medical centers, payers, pharmaceutical companies, and life sciences and medical technology companies.
To learn more about Diligent or to schedule a demo, visit www.diligent.com.
About Diligent Corporation
Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 4,000 clients in more than 60 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards (formerly Diligent Boardbooks) solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on via any device, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing. Visit www.diligent.com or follow us on Twitter @diligentHQ to learn more.
1 'Healthcare underspends on cybersecurity as attacks accelerate,' Modern Healthcare, March 3, 2016
US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, Breach Portal: Notice to the Secretary of HHS Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information, https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach/breach_report.jsf
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