NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater Compliance, a leading provider of hospital and health system cybersecurity and compliance solutions, today announced it will be the recommended cybersecurity provider for all the hospitals in the state of Georgia under an exclusive, multiyear endorsement agreement. Clearwater was awarded the exclusive endorsement and preferred provider status by Georgia Hospital Health Services (GHHS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). GHA serves more than 170 hospitals and health systems representing 100 percent of the acute care hospitals in Georgia. Clearwater’s solutions are already exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association.
“Given its broad implications on both patient privacy and patient safety, cybersecurity has become a top priority for all Georgia hospitals,” said Georgia Hospital Association President Earl Rogers. “With that said, we are pleased to have Clearwater, through its partnership with GHHS, offer its expertise and educational offerings to help Georgia hospitals take a proactive, comprehensive approach to addressing this critical issue.”
“Clearwater is honored to have received this special validation of our solutions by Georgia Hospital Health Services,” said Bob Chaput, CEO of Clearwater Compliance. “We understand the challenges hospitals and health systems face. We will offer to Georgia’s healthcare leaders a new, strategic approach to address today’s continuously evolving threat.”
“Having worked with GHA in a similar capacity in the past, I am excited to work again in partnership with GHA to provide value to its members by addressing such a critical issue,” said Barry Mathis, Chief Business Development Officer of Clearwater Compliance. “We are having solution-oriented conversations with the entire C-suite and board, in many cases, as leaders are now recognizing this is not an IT issue but an overall business risk issue that must be addressed as a priority.”
While Georgia hospitals provide life-saving healthcare services, they also represented $47.8 billion of the state’s economy in 2015 and supplied more than 143,000 full-time and part-time jobs in the state.
About Clearwater Compliance
Clearwater Compliance, LLC is a leading provider of hospital and health system compliance and cybersecurity management solutions. Its mission is to empower hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity risks and ensure patient safety. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Clearwater solutions have been deployed within hundreds of hospitals and health systems, Fortune 100 organizations and federal government institutions. More information about Clearwater Compliance is at https://clearwatercompliance.com.
Founded in 1929, GHA serves more than 170 hospitals in Georgia and promotes the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all Georgia’s citizens. Founded in 1989, GHHS, Inc., a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of the GHA, serves GHA member hospitals by offering voluntary products and services to improve hospital operations. GHHS subjects each potential program to a rigorous due diligence process. Visit www.gha.org.