Upward Health Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Audit
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. / July 26, 2023 / Upward Health, a risk-bearing, in-home medical group, today announced its successful completion of a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II audit.
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Upward Health serves large, experienced clients, so high system and data security levels are critical. We are happy to share these findings every year and continue to illustrate the process and technologies we employ to keep their sensitive data protected.
SOC is a framework developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for the purpose of providing regular, independent attestation of the controls that a company has implemented to mitigate information-related risk. As a foundational standard of cybersecurity, SOC 2® examines controls in place that protect and secure its system or services.
For the audit, which was conducted by A-LIGN, an industry-leading technology-enabled security and compliance partner, Upward Health described the policies, procedures, and systems established to protect information across five categories called Trust Services Criteria.
“A SOC 2 audit is a statement about an organization’s commitment to protecting its information,” said Stephanie Oyler-Rankin, SOC Practice Lead at A-LIGN. “As a trusted third-party assessment firm, A-LIGN independently evaluates client data processes and procedures, governance on internal controls and security posture. Upward Health’s SOC 2 report validates its commitment to data security and protection, as well as compliance with critical standards to mitigate cybersecurity threats.”
The final report confirmed that Upward Health’s controls related to information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations met AICPA’s standards.
About Upward Health
Upward Health is an in-home multidisciplinary provider that partners with health plans and other risk-bearing entities to address the unique needs of the most high-risk, high-need users of the healthcare system today. Using a unique, in-home community-based approach to meeting a patient’s needs, Upward Health facilitates and delivers care that improves outcomes and the quality of life for every patient it serves. Upward Health has a measured Net Promoter Score of 86, among the highest in the healthcare industry.
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A-LIGN uniquely delivers a single-provider approach as a licensed SOC 1 and SOC 2 Assessor, accredited ISO 27001, ISO 27701 and ISO 22301 Certification Body, HITRUST CSF Assessor firm, accredited FedRAMP 3PAO, candidate CMMC C3PAO, and Qualified Security Assessor Company. A-LIGN ASSURANCE is a licensed certified public accounting firm registered as Price and Associates CPAs, LLC. A-LIGN may refer to the entities of both A-LIGN and A-LIGN ASSURANCE collectively as A-LIGN.
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