Company prioritizing health data security while expanding virtual care to more patients
SOMERVILLE, Mass., July 29, 2020 — Podimetrics, a care management company with the leading solution to help prevent costly and deadly diabetic amputations, today announced that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC 2 -Type II) examination. The company also announced today the recent hire of Blaine Connaughton as Director of Privacy & Security.
“As a company entrusted with sensitive patient and customer data, mitigating risk and ensuring data security is a top priority,” said Brian Petersen, co-founder and Privacy Official at Podimetrics. “We’re proud we’ve successfully completed this audit and demonstrated our commitment to keeping our patients’ data secure.”
SOC 2 audits are designed to provide independent confirmation that organizations have sufficient controls in place to mitigate risks related to security and confidentiality over an extended period of time. The audit, conducted by The Moore Group CPA, LLC, examined specific company products and services, as well as the internal processes used to deliver them, and found that Podimetrics has the proper controls in place to mitigate risk associated with delivering those products and services.
Podimetrics is further bolstering its dedication to confidentiality by adding Blaine Connaughton as its new Director of Privacy & Security. Blaine will continue to ensure that Podimetrics’ systems are secure and protecting data effectively. Prior to Podimetrics, Blaine ran Cloud Security Operations at Threat Stack where he led research on malware campaigns and developed novel malware detection methods.
“As Podimetrics continues to support more and more patients, it’s important that our systems for keeping patient data secure grow as well,” said Jon Bloom, co-founder and CEO of Podimetrics. “Blaine brings valuable experience leading security efforts in his previous positions and will be a great addition to the Podimetrics team.”
Podimetrics was founded in 2011 by a physician, engineers, and graduates from MIT and Harvard. Its services are used by patients across the country. Podimetrics has received ISO13485 and SOC 2 certifications, and its SmartMat™ is FDA-cleared, has the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval, and is manufactured in Massachusetts.
Podimetrics is a care management company with the leading solution to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), one of the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes. On behalf of payers and at-risk providers, we send high-risk patients our FDA-cleared, cellular-connected SmartMat. After placing their feet on the mat for just 20 seconds a day, patients’ data are automatically sent to our care management team that triages any concerning findings. By combining cutting-edge technology with best-in-class care management, Podimetrics earns high engagement rates from patients and allows clinicians to achieve unparalleled outcomes saving limbs, lives, and money. Founded in 2011 by a physician and engineers from MIT and Harvard, Podimetrics is headquartered in Somerville, MA and backed by Norwich Ventures, Scientific Health Development, and Rock Health. For more information, go to www.podimetrics.com or follow us on Twitter @podimetrics.