Surescripts leverages best practices in Information Security to demonstrate to our customers the attention we devote to keeping our customers information secure. Surescripts has been ISO 27001 certified since 2013 and has recently recertified in the new ISO 27001 Certificate. What is ISO 27001? ISO/IEC 27001 is an International Standard that defines requirements for an information security management system (ISMS) which requires a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process. Organizations are certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit. More information can be found via http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso27001.htm.
A variety of factors have combined to make trust of Certificate Authorities and Digital Certificates an issue. Factors such as globalization, the anonymity of e-commerce, and an increasing reliance on complex and powerful IT systems have caused concerns among business customers and partners leading to a decline in trust. These issues are addressed with the services provided by practitioners using the Trust Services framework. Webtrust certification requires successfully passing an independent auditors evaluation of compliance to “WebTrustSM/TM Principles and Criteria for Certification Authorities – SSL Baseline with Network Security – Version 2.0” More information can be found at WebTrust.org. Click here to view the Surescripts audit report.
Surescripts Certificate Practices Statement is a publicly available document describing our certificate practices and policies. This is a requirement of our Webtrust Certification but extends the transparency of our certificate practices publically. Surescripts conducts operations as a Certificate Authority, Registration Authority, and issues digital certificates in support numerous Surescripts products including EHNAC/DirectTrust related products and mutually authenticated TLS connections to customers.
Founded in 1993, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is an independent, federally recognized, standards development organization and non-profit accrediting body designed to improve transactional quality, operational efficiency and data security in healthcare. Surescripts participates in the EHNAC accreditation program to demonstrate its commitment to quality in all aspects of its healthcare technology. The EHNAC Vision states “EHNAC is the premier accreditation authority promoting standards that support interoperability, stakeholder trust, regulatory compliance, quality service, innovation, and open competition within the healthcare industry.” In addition, these accreditations show compliance with DirectTrust which connects a vast network of our connected partners utilizing Direct Messaging technologies.
Surescript’s accreditations can be seen at https://www.ehnac.org/accredited-organizations/