Brightside Health Achieves HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third-Party Privacy, Security, and Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 24, 2022—Brightside Health, a telehealth platform that delivers life-changing mental health care to individuals with mild-to-severe clinical depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders, today announced the Brightside Platform and all supporting infrastructure has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s platform and all supporting infrastructure has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Brightside Health in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including 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.

“In today’s ever-changing threat landscape, security and privacy are a top priority for Brightside Health, and we take our commitment to protecting our members and partners seriously,” said Brad Kittredge, CEO and co-founder of Brightside Health. “We are pleased to demonstrate the highest data protection and information security standards by achieving the HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification and will continue to identify opportunities to strengthen safety measures while simultaneously providing greater access to mental healthcare nationwide.”

 “The HITRUST Assurance Program is the most rigorous available, consisting of a multitude of quality assurance checks, both automated and manual,” said Bimal Sheth, Executive Vice President, Standards Development & Assurance Operations, HITRUST. “The fact that Brightside Health has achieved HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification attests to the high quality of their information risk management and compliance program.”

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