Quit Genius Program Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture, and Meet Compliance Requirements

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2021 — Quit Genius, the world’s first digital clinic for treating multiple addictions, announced today that its information system has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the Quit Genius information system has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Quit Genius 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 CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

Quit Genius also recently received a SOC 2 Type 2 report produced by 360 Advanced, a licensed CPA firm. The report describes the controls designed by Quit Genius and demonstrates compliance during the audit period. Controls cover security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. In addition, the company meets all substance use disorder data protection criteria and legal requirements across the U.S. and E.U. including HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, CCPA and GDPR.

“Securing client and user data is our highest priority,” said Yusuf Sherwani, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Quit Genius, which works with organizations around the world to help their populations reduce tobacco, alcohol and opioid use. “We sought HITRUST CSF Certification to demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards for protecting sensitive data and information.”

“The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program is the most rigorous available, consisting of a multitude of quality assurance checks, both automated and manual,” said Bimal Sheth, Vice President of Assurance Services, HITRUST. “The fact that Quit Genius has achieved HITRUST CSF Certification attests to the high quality of its information risk management and compliance program.”

Learn more at www.quitgenius.com/security.

About Pelago

Pelago, formerly Quit Genius, partners with enterprises as the leading virtual clinic for substance use management among their employees. We are transforming substance use support—from prevention to treatment—delivering education, management skills, and opportunities for positive change to members struggling with substance use, most commonly tobacco, alcohol, or opioids. Our solution gives employers the means to offer on-demand, personalized support to workers seeking to live healthier lives. Pelago’s cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs deliver convenient, accessible, and effective support that seamlessly integrates with health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and wellness platforms. To date, Pelago has helped more than 750,000 members manage their substance use and improve their lives.

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