Today Censinet, the leading collaborative risk network for healthcare organizations, and MassChallenge HealthTech, a digital health program based in Boston, Massachusetts that enables collaborative partnerships between startups, industry partners, and governments, announced a partnership to help health systems and their vendors quickly and effectively deliver risk assessments and meet HIPAA security and other regulatory standards.
Both organizations participate in Together.Health, a collaborative of healthcare accelerators, incubators, innovation programs, governments, and associations focused on catalyzing digital health innovation. Censinet and MassChallenge HealthTech are both on the project steering committee for the Together.Health Security Assessment, a nationwide and open risk assessment framework.
“Censinet and Together.Health believe that by arming third-parties with the right tools, best practices and education, we can significantly reduce risks to patient data, care and safety,” said Ed Gaudet, CEO and founder of Censinet. “We’re excited about the partnership and continuing to advance our mutual mission of creating a secure and productive healthcare ecosystem.”
Censinet and MassChallenge HealthTech will collaborate with Together.Health and its community of digital health ecosystem leaders to curate the Together.Health Security Assessment (THSA), support the standard assessment in the Censinet platform, and enable digital healthcare vendors to manage their assessments with Censinet at no cost. The two organizations will also provide digital healthcare vendors with an educational program that includes best practices, policies, procedures and controls for managing risk, starting with MassChallenge HealthTech’s current cohort of digital health startups.
“The goal of Together.Health is to bring organizations together to work collaboratively to share best practices and leverage existing resources to drive digital health innovation,” said Nick Dougherty, Managing Director of MassChallenge HealthTech. “We need to mitigate risk and protect patient data. Censinet has been an early collaborator to this project and we’re looking forward to streamlining the risk assessment process for digital health startups and established vendors together.”
Censinet provides the first and only third-party risk management platform built by and for healthcare organizations to manage the threats to patient care that exist within an expanding ecosystem of vendors. With its unique Censinet One-click Assessment™ capabilities and Digital Vendor Catalog™, the Censinet Platform reduces the time to assess vendor risk from weeks to seconds, while automating inefficient workflows and providing continuous real-time insights into the changing risk profile of each vendor. Censinet is based in Boston, MA and can be found at https://censinet.com/
Together.Health (formerly the Digital Health Collaborative) is large and growing quickly, representing over 40 digital health accelerators, incubators, economic development organizations, government organizations, and other community leaders. These organizations work with thousands of partners, startups, investors, thought leaders, and politicians from around the world. By leveraging the regional strength of these organizations at a national and international level, Together.Health is well-positioned to make a massive impact for the health industry.
MassChallenge is more than an accelerator. MassChallenge believes that solving the world’s massive challenges starts with helping entrepreneurs win.
Since 2010, MassChallenge startups raised over $5B in funding, earned over $2.7B in revenue, created over 130,000 jobs, and significantly impacted issues like health, climate change, and food. Its programs are all equity free, serve locations all over the world (including Israel, Mexico, and Switzerland), and drive success through world-class mentorship, industry-agnostic and vertically-focused programming, innovation advising, and startup-corporate-government collaboration.