GEM Edwards Pharmacy’s Parent Company, Achieves HITRUST Risk-Based, Certification

GEMCORE, a Family of Companies, Achieves HITRUST Risk-Based, 2-Year Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third-Party Privacy, Security, and Compliance

Certification affirms our unwavering commitment to our customers in protecting personal and sensitive data to the fullest extent. 

HITRUST Certification

Hudson, OHIO – May 24, 2022 – GEMCORE, a family of companies, today announced that its operational platforms – Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft D365, Brightree, ProShip, Vertex, and PioneerRx – have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s operational platforms have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and appropriately manage risk. This achievement places GEMCORE and its family of companies 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.

Healthcare organizations like ours are continually under pressure to deliver the highest degree of data protection,” said Matthew Edwards, CEO at GEMCORE. “The process to earn this certification was not easy; however, well worth the investment and demonstrates to customers our commitment to HIPPA Compliance and the security of protected health information (PHI). We are super proud of our team in achieving the HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification.

“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 GEMCORE has achieved HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification attests to the high quality of their information risk management and compliance program.”

Based in Hudson, Ohio, GEMCORE, a family of companies, is an industry leader of diabetes management solutions, mail-order diabetes supplies and medications, specialty third-party logistics as well as health coaching and disease management. Through its four divisions — Edwards Health Care ServicesGEMCO MedicalGemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy — GEMCORE serves patients nationwide.