Acxiom Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification for Protecting and Securing Healthcare Data

Expands Strength in Data Security and Governance to Improve Engagement Between Patients, Providers and Payers

CONWAY, Ark.--()--Acxiom® (Nasdaq: ACXM), today announced it has expanded its strength in data security and governance by earning Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. By achieving HITRUST CSF Certified Status—widely considered as the gold standard for privacy and security certification in the healthcare industry—Acxiom’s Shared CDI Workflow Grid, which powers its identity resolution solutions, meets key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing healthcare information.

“With the patient at the center of the healthcare industry, the privacy and security of all data associated with that individual are protected by complex compliance requirements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISA and COBIT”

Traditionally, HITRUST CSF Certification has been applied for, and awarded to, healthcare-specific organizations whose focus is the handling of HIPAA and other patient-level compliant grade data. By going through the rigorous certification process, Acxiom has further strengthened its commitment to the healthcare industry. Acxiom’s solutions allow clients to harness the power of data to strengthen connections and determine identity in a privacy-compliant way along the continuum of care between patients, providers and payers. By protecting patient identity across the ecosystem, Acxiom helps providers and payers engage in secure and relevant patient interactions.

“With the patient at the center of the healthcare industry, the privacy and security of all data associated with that individual are protected by complex compliance requirements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISA and COBIT,” said Heidi West, vice president of healthcare at Acxiom. “The HITRUST CSF adds another layer of safeguards, and Acxiom is pleased to be able to demonstrate its commitment to ethical data use by achieving this prestigious accreditation.”

HITRUST CSF Certified status indicates Acxiom’s Shared CDI Workflow Grid has met stringent industry-defined requirements to appropriately manage risk, and it places Acxiom in an elite group of global organizations that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks as well as incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address privacy challenges through a comprehensive set of security controls.

“The HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the healthcare 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 at HITRUST. “The CSF Certification is now the protection benchmark against which organizations required to safeguard patient health information are measured. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Acxiom is distinguished as a company people can count on to keep their information safe.”

To learn more about what Acxiom offers in the healthcare industry, visit www.acxiom.com/healthcare.

About Acxiom

Acxiom provides the data foundation for the world's best marketers. We enable people-based marketing everywhere through a simple, open approach to connecting systems and data that drives seamless customer experiences and higher ROI. A leader in identity and ethical data use for more than 48 years, Acxiom helps thousands of clients and partners around the globe work together to create a world where all marketing is relevant. Acxiom is a registered trademark of Acxiom Corporation. For more information, visit Acxiom.com.

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