End-to-End Advance Care Planning Pioneer ADVault Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2020
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End-to-End Advance Care Planning Pioneer ADVault Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification
The first-of-its-kind platform offers consumers, health insurance payers, providers, and health information exchanges best-in-class security and privacy assurance    

RICHARDSON, TX – ADVault, Inc., a global healthcare IT company and creator of MyDirectives and MyDirectives MOBILETM, the world’s first digital advance care planning platform, announced today that it has achieved HITRUST CSF® Certification status through an independent review of its comprehensive information security control structure.  

“HITRUST is helping organizations ensure that the highest standards of information protection requirements are met when sensitive data is accessed or stored,” said Jeremy Huval, Chief Compliance Officer of HITRUST. “ADVault can be recognized as an organization that can be counted on for keeping information safe.”

Advance care plans allow people to record their healthcare treatment wishes in advance, in the event of a health emergency where the person can’t communicate. The MyDirectives.com platform lets individuals upload or create, store and share their advance care planning documents and easily keep them updated so they are relevant if needed.  All files are stored in the ADVault ExchangeTM global database that can be securely accessed 24/7 anywhere in the world, reducing the burden health organizations face in getting this critical information directly from patients or their caregivers during times of crisis.

“The HITRUST CSF Certification designation highlights ADVault’s commitment to providing the highest level of protection and security for sensitive person-generated healthcare information,” said Rick Jennings, CTO of ADVault. “ADVault has grown by providing our services to some of the largest healthcare organizations in the world, and now with our HITRUST CSF Certification, our existing and future partners can feel confident moving faster to leverage our technology to drive better goal-concordant care.”

The HITRUST CSF is an overarching, certifiable security framework that incorporates and leverages the existing security requirements that organizations must comply with, including requirements of Federal, state, third party, and other government agencies. To become HITRUST CSF Certified, companies must go through a rigorous multi-year evaluation process. The HITRUST CSF was developed by HITRUST®, a leading data protection standards development and certification organization, and has been widely adopted by leading healthcare payers, providers, and state and regional healthcare information exchanges as their preferred information security framework.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Jeff Zucker, co-founder and CEO of ADVault. “We appreciate HITRUST’s rigorous efforts to test the strength of our entire company’s systems. Today’s announcement validates our team’s market-leading efforts to create the first end-to-end advance care planning platform, linking our award-winning consumer facing web and mobile experiences with our ADVault Exchange standards-based global registry and repository that is itself accessible by doctors, nurses and hospitals around the world.”

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About ADVault, Inc.
Since 2007, Dallas, Texas-based ADVault, Inc., has been a leader in the digital transformation of healthcare with a suite of enterprise, standards-based solutions that connect providers and payers to the person-generated insight necessary to drive goal-concordant, values-based care.  MyDirectives®, it’s award-winning consumer-facing platform with users in over 50 countries, is the world’s leading all-digital advance care planning platform.  Whether through the website or MyDirectives MOBILETM, people can create, store, update and share a free MyDirectives digital advance care plan or upload any third-party advance directive (such as documents from Caring Conversations®Five Wishes®, the VA form 10-0137 (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs), advance care plan or portable medical order document.  All documents are stored in the ADVault ExchangeTM global registry and repository which uses a suite of RAPiDTM standards-based interoperability protocols to exchange data with providers to help them understand more about the people they treat.  Additional information can be found at ADVaultinc.comMyDirectives.com or this TEDx Talk.

About HITRUST
Since it was founded in 2007, HITRUST has championed programs that safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain. In collaboration with privacy, information security and risk management leaders from the public and private sectors, HITRUST develops, maintains, and provides broad access to its widely adopted common risk and compliance management frameworks as well as related assessment and assurance methodologies. For more information, visit www.hitrustalliance.net.