Security Experts Award Top Rating to Virtual Care Works’ Platform

VCW’s platform surpasses compliance levels with additional security testing by WPC

CENTENNIAL, CO—(8/14/13):  Virtual Care Works invited the experts at Washington Publishing Company (WPC) to test the security of the Virtual Care Works platform, and passed with flying colors.  Washington Publishing Company analysts awarded the Virtual Care Works platform their “WPC Security Tested” seal of approval. 

Members of the Virtual Care Works “medical grade” communications platform can rest assured the platform exceeds industry security standards.

“We wanted to not only be able to speak to the security of our platform, but to prove it,” said Virtual Care Works founder and CEO Steve Ward.  “We selected Washington Publishing Company to conduct a Meaningful Use Risk Assessment of our system because they are widely recognized as a leading expert in data security, particularly in the health care setting where there are HIPAA compliance issues to consider.”

 Washington Publishing Company is the exclusive publisher of critical HIPAA implementation publications and related products and is considered the leading expert in electronic data interchange.

Security testing of this rigor is not required but Virtual Care Works sees the assessment as a strategic investment.  Virtual Care Works engaged Washington Publishing to conduct a vulnerability security scan assessment of the complete Virtual Care Works platform.  The Assessment was completed in January 2013.

  About Virtual Care Works    

Virtual Care Works (VCW) provides secure, “medical-grade” communications solutions for health care providers.  The VCW platform includes tools to converse with colleagues and patients via videoconference, exchange medical data and images via secure email or text and collaborate across a secure, HIPAA-compliant network.  Healthcare organizations of all types and size benefit from the safety and security VCW offers, and use the VCW platform to avoid the significant fines ($10k per violation, up to $1.5m annually) and penalties that come with mishandling health information.  VCW partners with other industry leaders such as Dell, Juniper Networks, Level 3 Communications and Vidyo to provide their medical-grade communications platform.  VCW has members nationwide and is headquartered outside of Denver, CO.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with Steve Ward, please contact Jodi McGee at 610-888-2043 or jodi.mcgee@virtualcareworks.com

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Virtual Care Works (VCW) provides secure, “medical-grade” communications solutions for health care providers. The VCW platform includes tools to converse with colleagues and patients via videoconference, exchange medical data and images via secure email or text and collaborate across a secure, HIPAA-compliant network. VCW has members nationwide and is headquartered outside of Denver, CO.

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