Healthcare risk management solutions provider Censinet was selected by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as an AHA Preferred Cybersecurity Provider.

Censinet was recognized by the AHA in two critical risk management categories in healthcare: cyber firm risk management and information governance; and cyber risk assessments, privacy, and HIPAA Compliance. Following a strict evaluation and due diligence process, the AHA selected Censinet’s flagship risk management solution, Censinet RiskOps, as an excellent solution for both service categories to help hospitals and health systems as they develop and implement their cybersecurity strategies.

As a Preferred Cybersecurity Provider, Censinet RiskOps is offered at a pre-negotiated discount to the AHA membership of nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, other providers of care, and 43,000 individuals.

“AHA members will benefit from the unmatched performance and effectiveness of Censinet RiskOps,” says Ed Gaudet, CEO and founder of Censinet. “It will help mitigate the cybersecurity talent shortage. Our solution sets the bar for overall system productivity and efficiency, enabling CIOs and CISOs to expand their risk coverage significantly and visibility with fewer resources. On behalf of the more than 28,000 healthcare providers, vendors, and products that Censinet serves today, we are honored to have been selected as an AHA Preferred Cybersecurity Provider.”

Censinet RiskOps is a risk management platform that is purpose-built for healthcare and designed to reduce risks to patient data, patient safety, and patient care. Censinet RiskOps covers a wide array of healthcare-specific risk workflows. These workflows enable risk management of global clinical and business-critical vendors, third-party software, hardware, professional services, medical devices, research conducted by institutional review boards (IRB), general suppliers, consumer health mobile applications, affiliated practices, internally-developed software applications, as well as enterprise risk, governance, and compliance programs.

“Over the past two years, the healthcare industry has suffered more cyber attacks impacting patient care than ever before,” says John Riggi, national advisor for cybersecurity and risk at the AHA. “Based on reputation, customer satisfaction, and healthcare leadership, we selected Censinet for specific services because they met the extremely high standards we set for our Preferred Cybersecurity Providers – we welcome Censinet to the AHA Preferred Cybersecurity Provider program.”

The AHA created the Preferred Cybersecurity Provider (APCP) Program in early 2021 to meet the urgent cybersecurity needs of its members. With a continued increase in the number of breaches reported by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil rights (HHS OCR) and surge in ransomware attacks on health care delivery organizations, risks to care delivery and patient safety are at an all-time high.