HealtheConnections Earns HITRUST and SHIN-NY Re-certifications

HealtheConnections received its fourth consecutive certification letter from HITRUST, recertifying for another two years. The HITRUST certification attests to HealtheConnections’ ability to safeguard patient data and is the gold standard of security measures.

To achieve a HITRUST certification, an organization must have policies and procedures documented and prove that these policies and procedures have been implemented and are being followed. As a health information exchange (HIE), we must achieve and maintain a HITRUST certification per the NYS Department of Health.

In addition to the HITRUST certification, HealtheConnections has also completed its operational certification as a qualified entity of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY). This certification attests that HealtheConnections operates in accordance with SHIN-NY policies, including offering services to participants, providing access to patient data according to patient consent, monitoring user access, and conducting audits, providing information, and education to patients, and maintaining a secure environment.

At HealtheConnections, we are working to constantly improve our processes and maintain compliance with the ever-changing regulatory landscape.