WidePoint Partners with C4UH to Enable a Federally Compliant Credentialed Healthcare IT Solution
Collaboration Targets a Solution that Protects Health Care Industry’s Electronic Records and its 18 Million+ Person Workforce
McLean, Virginia – March 07, 2014 – WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Solutions featuring enterprise-wide telecommunications management, cybersecurity, identity and data assurance, and consulting solutions deliverable in a secured cloud, has partnered with C4UH, a non-profit organization, to provide high assurance credentials to enable a solution that protects patients’ privacy and health records.
“The WidePoint/C4UH solution allows healthcare organizations to comply with regulations such as the ‘protection of meaningful use data,’ being pushed by Health and Human Services (HHS) and the ‘accountability of prescription distribution,’ from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA),” said John Odden, Executive Director of C4UH. “The WidePoint/C4UH solution is cost-effective and quicker to implement, and enables credentials to be used across other organizations, obviating the need for individuals to carry multiple credentials.”
With the increasing number of incidents of identity theft and data compromise in the commercial sector, the emerging adoption of mobility options in health care combined with the migration to electronic healthcare records will result in unacceptable levels of risk to a patient’s private healthcare profile and history. By providing a secured, high assurance solution, we directly address maintaining the integrity and safekeeping of our Heath Care records.
“We see Healthcare as an important market for our Managed Mobility Services,” said Steve L. Komar, WidePoint CEO & Chairman. “According to the CDC, Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million workers.” He continued, “WidePoint, long a leader in providing high assurance credentials that help protect our national security infrastructure, brings this same level assurance to the Healthcare industry.”
WidePoint (NYSE Mkt: WYY) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-delivered, enterprise-wide information technology-based solutions that can enable enterprises and agencies to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. WidePoint has several major government and commercial contracts. For more information, visit www.widepoint.com.