Accretive Health Achieves Industry-Leading HITRUST Certification for Data Security and Protection of Private Patient Health Information

Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:00am EDT

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CHICAGO--(Business Wire)--
Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE: AH) announced today that it has achieved from the
Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF)
Certified status. This status assures that Accretive Health is meeting the
health care industry`s highest standards in managing risk and protecting health
information. Achieving HITRUST CSF Certified status from HITRUST is vital as
electronic health record-sharing expands. 

"HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate
information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is
accessed, used and stored," said Kenneth Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer of
HITRUST. "We are pleased that Accretive Health has taken the steps necessary to
achieve HITRUST CSF Certified status, and we expect its customers to have
confidence in this designation." 

The HITRUST CSF is the most widely-adopted security framework in the U.S.
healthcare industry. Accretive Health obtained CSF Certified status by meeting
all of the applicable CSF requirements, which include rigorous encryption and
inventory management policies and practices as well as ongoing security
monitoring and comprehensive review performed by a third party HITRUST CSF
Assessor organization. 

Accretive Health Founder and CEO Mary Tolan said, "To meet the triple aim of
improving care, lowering costs, and enhancing the patient experience we have to
enable health care professionals to make the best medical judgments based on the
best information, while also keeping patient privacy paramount. This HITRUST
designation indicates the care and diligence our organization takes to achieve
health information privacy objectives in our day-to-day work." 

About Accretive Health

At Accretive Health, our mission is to help our healthcare clients strengthen
their financial stability and deliver better care at a more affordable cost to
the communities they serve (increasing healthcare access to all). For more
information, visit 


The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was born out of the belief that
information security should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the
broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. HITRUST, in
collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security
leaders, has established the Common Security Framework (CSF), a certifiable
framework that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access,
store, or exchange personal health and financial information. The CSF is an
information security framework that harmonizes the requirements of existing
standards and regulations, including federal (HIPAA, HITECH), third party (PCI,
COBIT), and government (NIST, FTC).

Accretive Health, Inc.
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