(Sept. 8, 2022) – Securing an individual's healthcare data is always a priority. But instilling trust in today’s environment means exceeding expectations with security measures. Genomic Life, a genome management company with a mission of providing genetic testing and personalizing cancer support services, earned HITRUST’s certified status for its information, security, and privacy on its digital Genomic Life platform.
According to the 2021 Healthcare Data Breach Trend Report, hacking and information technology incidents targeting outpatient and specialty clinics have grown 41% in the past year. With the healthcare industry becoming more digitally integrated each year, it’s become increasingly critical to protect online healthcare data better.
Genomic Life’s achievement of a high-level certification is a new milestone in protecting sensitive member data. Genomic Life completed its annual SOC 2 Type 2 engagements as of July 1, 2020. It recently accomplished a HITRUST and NIST CSF validated assessment as of May 6th, 2022 with a certified report date of August 6th, 2022.
“Achieving the HITRUST certification puts us in company with an elite group of organizations worldwide who have also earned this designation,” said Coley Chavez, Vice President, Compliance and Operations, Genomic Life.
HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status demonstrates that Genomic Life has met federal and state regulations and is appropriately managing risk. The HITRUST Assurance Program helps organizations address security and data protection challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
“In today’s ever-changing threat landscape, HITRUST is continually innovating to find new and creative approaches to address challenges,” said Jeremy Huval, Chief Innovation Officer, HITRUST. “Genomic Life’s HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification is evidence that they are at the forefront of industry best practices for information risk management and compliance.”
The genome management program facilitates lifetime access to genomic insights. Members receive genetic tests to prevent disease through proactive genetic screening. The program also helps diagnose diseases more accurately and tailors services and treatments.
“Security of our member information is paramount. With our platform, members will have the strongest degree of security measures in place safeguarding their information, providing one less worry for them,” said Karen Ferrell, CEO, Genomic Life. “I’m very proud of our team at Genomic Life who worked hard to attain the certifications that demonstrate the highest standards and that only a few select companies achieve.”
About Genomic Life:
Genomic Life accelerates the transition to genomics to deliver a proactive health ecosystem rooted in affordability, accessibility, and actionability. Understanding an individual's unique genome helps uncover health risks, informs treatment, and personalizes approaches to optimize health. Learn more here.
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