Össur Empower Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification
Össur Empower Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third-Party Privacy, Security and Compliance
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA., August 02, 2019 – Össur, a leading global provider of innovative prosthetics and orthopaedic technologies, today announced that its Empower123 system and the supporting servers, firewalls, databases, and administrator workstations have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.
The Empower software solution provides comprehensive practice management solutions for durable medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic (DMEPOS) suppliers and O&P practices. HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that Össur’s Empower software solution has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Össur and Empower in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
“For nearly a decade, Empower has been dedicated to serving physicians’ offices, DMEPOS suppliers and O&P practices, all of which are under great pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT,” said Zach Taylor, Vice President, O&P Services for Össur.
“The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard that needs to be met, and Össur is pleased to be able to demonstrate its commitment by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification for its Empower software solution,” Taylor said.
“The HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the health care industry, and the CSF Assurance program is bringing a new level of effectiveness and efficiency to third-party assurance,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “The HITRUST CSF Certification is now the benchmark that organizations required to safeguard PHI are measured against with regards to information protection.”
“For nearly a decade, Empower has been dedicated to serving physicians’ offices, DMEPOS suppliers and O&P practices, all of which are under great pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT.”
Zach Taylor, Vice President, O&P Services for Össur
Össur (NASDAQ OMX: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of Prosthetics and Bracing & Supports. A recognized “Technology Pioneer,” Össur invests significantly in research and product development—its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur’s educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. Össur’s Empower software solution provides comprehensive inventory management, compliance and reimbursement documentation support, clinical record documentation, electronic verification of benefits, insurance billing, and auditing and analysis solutions for DMEPOS suppliers and O&P practices in the U.S.