Recognition illustrates commitment to security for partners, when data breaches against healthcare organizations are on the rise.
Quadax, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare revenue cycle management technology achieved the “Cybersecurity Transparency” status, a new designation from healthcare research and insights firm KLAS Research. This evaluation was conducted independently by Censinet, the leading intelligent risk network for healthcare.
“We have all read about the exploitation of networks within healthcare, resulting in serious problems for security teams, compliance officers, administrators, providers, and patients. Vendor risk management and cybersecurity is a critical component of our services,” said Gene Calai, Senior Vice President and Security Officer, Partner. “As a business entrusted with protected health information, we understand our obligations to ensure security is a top priority for Quadax and its partners.”
In addition to programming solutions, Quadax has obtained SOC 1 & SOC 2 Type 2 Reports. “Earning these independently audited reports is vital for the confidence of our clients, demonstrating that we have the safeguards to better protect patient data and prevent potential breaches,” said Calai.
According to a 2021 study by Critical Insight using Health and Human Services information, it was found that from 2018 to 2021, there was an 84% increase in the number of data breaches against healthcare organizations. This rise in cyberattacks reminds Quadax to stay keenly aware of the importance to continually invest in cybersecurity. By advancing the Quadax information security program, and utilizing strategies such as defense-in-depth, the company is always working to adapt to new cyber threats.
“We are pleased that KLAS and Censinet are developing programs around security for healthcare IT services and solutions that drive greater confidence and transparency for current and new partners,” said Calai. "Receiving this recognition acknowledges the time and commitment Quadax has invested to protect ourselves and our partners, and we will continue to keep the promise.”
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This collaboration between government and private industry is intended to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is making it possible for you to learn about cyber basics as well as advanced cybersecurity issues on their website. Download tip sheets to help protect yourself and your organization online as technology, and threats to that technology, become more sophisticated and interwoven in our daily lives. Security is more than just technology though, it's also about people and processes. Being proactive is your best offense against cyberattacks. Understand the risks and be aware of how your digital presence can impact the entire online community.