Allegiance Group Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture and Meet Compliance Requirements
HITRUST CSF Certification validates Allegiance Group is committed to meeting key regulations and protecting sensitive information.
HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s COLLECTPlus application has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Allegiance Group 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.
“Organizations, like ours, are under great pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT,” said Anne Orrick, COO, Allegiance Group. “The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard that needs to be met, and Allegiance Group is pleased to be able to demonstrate its commitment by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification.”
“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.”
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (September 23, 2016)—The team at Allegiance Group knew their clients were looking to create more sustainable business practices for the health of their patients and their organizations. The private-pay patient billing and collections company went to work to complete interviews, surveys and focus groups to take a look at their own practices. They believe their new branding effort paid off in their re-commitment to focus on purpose.
“We knew we needed to take a hard look at our self as well,” said Bruce Gehring, senior vice president, Allegiance Group. “Offering an all-in solution for collecting private pay revenue didn’t mean enough. We are unlike other private-pay billing and collection alternatives. Like our clients, it wasn’t just the bottom line we cared about. Our partners wanted to spend more of their time making a difference in the lives of the patients they serve. And we feel the same way.”
As a result, A/R Allegiance Group created an enhanced brand anthem and brand purpose. The branding is reflected in their new logo.
About the logo
Besides being the universal symbol for healthcare, the plus or cross symbol represents the abstract spark that ignites possibilities for our clients. It is the source of ignition, uniting the blue and red colors in the logo, and completing the shape of the lower case “a”. The gap in the lower case “a” provides the opening for the spark detailed in our brand anthem/purpose. It also represents our openness in helping our clients make a difference in the lives of their patients. Our colors are also significant. The blue is indicative of our position as a trusted, secure and dependable partner; red is indicative of excitement, boldness and warmth; these colors nod to our Brand Anthem and together represent the colors of an igniting spark! The cool calm shade of the blue complements the warm rich red in the remainder of the logo, making the logo appealing to the viewer’s eye.
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