Toronto, ON – January 27, 2011 – Medgate Inc., the leading global provider of software for health and safety data management, is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management Systems. BSI group, an internationally renowned third-party certification body, conducted the required audit of Medgate’s office, policies, and procedures and has officially certified Medgate as compliant with the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2005. Medgate becomes the first standalone health and safety software provider to achieve this certification.
The ISO (International Standards Organization) 27001 standard mandates specific management processes that must be in place to control risks to information systems. To become certified, a company must implement the mandated controls and undergo a formal audit that confirms that they are compliant with the requirements set forth by the standard.
“Achieving ISO 27001 certification is a significant and important accomplishment,” states Stan Marsden, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Medgate Inc. “Medgate’s clients use our software to manage sensitive employee health and safety data, and require complete assurance that risks to information security are mitigated under strict management controls. Data security is mission critical for us, and for the entire Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) industry, which is why we are excited to offer our clients the peace of mind that comes from having formal ISO 27001 certification.”
This news will be relevant to organizations across all industries who deal with the management of sensitive employee health and safety data, and that are required to be compliant with various privacy and data security standards and regulations, including those of the United States’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the European Union’s Data Protection Directive, and Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Medgate’s health and safety software products offer a complete toolset to manage OHS data. The software is designed by health and safety and data protection compliance professionals.
Medgate™ (http://www.medgate.com) is the global leader in occupational health and safety software. Medgate’s Occupational Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental software products have the most comprehensive functionality and user-friendly design in the market. Available in multiple languages, Medgate software is used across the globe in hundreds of the best known corporations and government entities. More information can be found at www.medgate.com.