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Benefits Science Technologies, a MultiPlan Company, Achieves HITRUST CSF® Risk-based, 2-year Certification for Demonstrating the Highest Level of Information Protection Assurance

  1. July 5, 2023
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HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certification validates BST is committed to strong cybersecurity and meeting key regulations to protect sensitive data

Boston, MASS., June 27, 2023 – Benefits Science Technologies, a MultiPlan Company (“BST”), a next-generation data and advanced analytics company that combines modern data science, including machine learning and artificial intelligence (“AI”), with deep expertise in healthcare to deliver solutions that reduce the cost of care and improve health outcomes, today announced the BST Data Science as a Service Platform has earned certified status by HITRUST.

HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s Data Science as a Service Platform has met demanding regulatory compliance and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places BST 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.

“At BST, we acknowledge the perpetual demands placed upon our organization as a pioneering leader in healthcare data analytics. Our unwavering commitment to proactively address both present and emerging threats, while diligently adhering to intricate compliance regulations, information protection protocols, and privacy requirements, remains paramount,” said Stephen Sofoul, CEO and President, BST. “We are pleased to demonstrate to our customers the highest data protection and information security standards by achieving the rigorous HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification. This notable milestone serves as a testament to our dedication in providing our customers with unwavering assurance and instilling unwavering confidence in our ability to safeguard their valuable data.”

“Without consistency, transparency, and reliability, an information security assessment can’t provide the requisite level of assurances needed to make important business decisions. That’s why we focus on producing the highest quality reports available,” said Vincent Bennekers, Vice President of Quality, HITRUST. “Achievement of a HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification is a reliable assurance that BST takes compliance and information risk management seriously.”

About BST

Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA by MIT-trained data scientists, and acquired by MultiPlan in May 2023, BST combines world-class technical knowledge and practical experience to harness powerful data-driven insights for the healthcare industry. Their experts have extensive industry experience and unique backgrounds at the intersection of analytics, healthcare and software development. BST is unique in the market in its ability to describe what has occurred, predict what’s likely to occur, and prescribe the next best action designed to mitigate future risks. For more information, visit

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