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Skoda Minotti Achieves HITRUST CSF Assessor Designation for Healthcare Organizations

Tampa, Florida, (August 10, 2016)Skoda Minotti Risk Advisory Services, LLC, a full-service governance, risk, and compliance firm, today announced that it has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). With this achievement, Skoda Minotti is now approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive security framework that addresses the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations in order to comply with healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third-party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC) regulations and standards.

CSF Assessors are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for the healthcare industry, and they are a core component of the HITRUST CSF program by providing trained resources to healthcare organizations of varying size and complexity to assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the CSF. CSF Assessors such as Skoda Minotti serve as a key component of the program by providing assessment and remediation services.

“We are delighted to have earned the HITRUST CSF Assessor designation. The challenges surrounding the government and industry healthcare information security and privacy regulations that a covered entity or business associate must deal with are immense, and can be daunting for even the most well-prepared organizations,” said Ben Osbrach, Skoda Minotti’s partner of its Risk Advisory group. “We aim to assist healthcare organizations in achieving compliance with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA and HITECH by leveraging the HITRUST CSF to protect and secure protected healthcare information.”

“We are pleased to have Skoda Minotti as a CSF Assessor to help healthcare organizations with the process of adopting and utilizing the CSF’s requirements and give their customers confidence in the protection of their information,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “The company’s longstanding expertise and leadership in health IT privacy and security solutions make it a perfect addition to our program.”

About Skoda Minotti

Skoda Minotti is a business advisory firm with a history of guiding clients’ economic and professional success. Clients include privately held businesses, public companies, individuals, partnerships and corporations. Along with its renowned accounting, financial and tax services, Skoda Minotti offers a unique complement of advisory services including information technology, strategic marketing, professional staffing, wealth management, risk advisory services, and valuation and litigation advisory specialties to further advance the growth and success of its clients. Skoda Minotti, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, has offices in Cleveland, Westlake and Akron, Ohio and Tampa, Florida, and is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance. Learn more at www.skodaminotti.com.

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