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HM Health Solutions Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification in Ongoing Commitment to Security

PITTSBURGH (Jan. 7, 2016) — HM Health Solutions (HMHS), a subsidiary of Highmark Health, announced that it has received Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as part of its ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of privacy and security to the company's clients and partners. The certification applies to HMHS' main claims processing systems as well as those of United Concordia Dental, Highmark Health's dental wellness subsidiary.

The structure of the HITRUST CSF was developed by information security and healthcare compliance experts, and incorporates federal and state regulations, industry standards, and best practices focused on safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI). Organizations that have met the stringent control requirements of HITRUST CSF are better equipped to manage complex regulatory environments and effectively secure confidential data.

HMHS understands the need for privacy and security when sensitive data is stored, used and transmitted electronically and strives to meet and exceed regulatory requirements and best practices. "HM Health Solutions is responsible for safeguarding health information belonging to millions of customers who have entrusted their information to us. This is a responsibility we take very seriously," stated Omar Khawaja, Chief Information Security Officer for HM Health Solutions.

About HM Health Solutions

HM Health Solutions (HMHS) was formed in March 2014, as a subsidiary of Highmark Health. HMHS enables health plans to achieve top-line revenue growth, reduce costs and gain economies of scale. The HMHS Enterprise platform leverages state-of-the-art cloud technology to support a comprehensive suite of offerings. HMHS offers expertise in multiple product lines, including Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and individual business. Our industry-leading expertise in people, process and platforms deliver measurable results while increasing customer engagement. 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).

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