Information Security

Abhishek Kumar Wins 2023 Fortress Cyber Security Award for Leadership

AccessHope, LLC, a company changing the way leading­ edge cancer expertise is delivered, today announced that its chief information officer Abhishek Kumar has won a 2023 Fortress Cyber Security Award in the leadership category. The industry awards hosted by Business Intelligence Group sought to identify and reward the world’s leading companies and products that are working to keep data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat of hackers. Recently, AccessHope also achieved HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year and SOC 2 Type I certifications, demonstrating its commitment to meeting healthcare information security and privacy requirements.

“Keeping member data safe continues to be a top priority for AccessHope, and we are dedicated to continually improving our data protection practices to ensure trust with our members,” Kumar said. “I am honored to receive a Fortress Cyber Security Award alongside several other innovative leaders who have a proven commitment to protecting sensitive data.”

AccessHope’s employer benefit remotely connects employer self-funded plans and the treating physicians of employees with cancer to renowned expertise through foundational partnerships with National Cancer Institute (NCI)–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers for the best outcomes possible. In a peer-reviewed study, AccessHope subspecialists provided evidence-based recommendations that had the potential to influence treatment plans in approximately 93 percent of cases with an average savings of over $19,000 per patient across the entire population.

AccessHope understands the importance of data security to its clients and their members. To this end, the company has received two information security certifications that demonstrate its commitment to data security and privacy best practices:

  • SOC 2 (System and Organization Controls 2) Type I Certification was awarded in May 2023: By achieving SOC 2 Type I certification, AccessHope demonstrates its commitment to data security, risk management, and operational excellence, while promoting continuous improvement in data protection practices.
  • HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance) Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certification was awarded in February 2022: By satisfying federal and state regulations, standards, and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST Assurance Program helps organizations address security and data protection challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

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