Agio, a leading provider of cybersecurity and managed IT services, announces the division of Agio Healthcare, exclusively dedicated to offering the company’s portfolio suite of cybersecurity services to the healthcare industry.
The formal distinction of the company’s Agio Healthcare business coincides with a rise in industry-wide cyberattacks over the last decade, most recently driven by attackers exploiting the global pandemic to intercept proprietary data, private information and payments using phishing schemes, ransomware and man-in-the-middle attacks.
“Agio’s growth in the healthcare space, and the deepening of client relationships, has been fueled by our unique blend of highly personalized service rooted in foundational industry expertise,” said Bart McDonough, Founder and CEO. “Cybersecurity is in our DNA and as technology continues to change administration and regulation, we are embracing this opportunity to double down on protecting the healthcare community.”
“Now, more than ever, healthcare businesses must find a dedicated cybersecurity partner to maintain their infrastructure’s security and reliability. It is this type of strategic partnership that empowers healthcare organizations to deliberately focus the appropriate resources towards patient care, supporting employees and optimizing business operations.”
Agio Healthcare currently supports healthcare organizations across the United States, including healthcare delivery networks, healthcare technology providers, home healthcare providers and commercial healthcare providers.
“Agio Healthcare’s industry acumen and cybersecurity expertise have been a tremendous value-add in the time we’ve been working together,” said Tim Swope, CISO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, an integrated system of human health services including six major hospitals and over 18,000 employees. “Agio’s demonstrated knowledge of HITRUST adoption and Epic systems was instrumental in navigating the myriad of compliance frameworks affecting CHS. Their partnership has been a durable and valuable asset in our enterprise security strategy.”
Agio Healthcare’s primary services include 24x7x365 managed detection and response, comprehensive cybersecurity governance programs, vendor risk management and cybersecurity consulting engagements. Its team of consultants offers more than 20 years of combined experience across healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology managing cybersecurity, clinical data management, enterprise technology and compliance programs. The team maintains expertise in several industry compliance frameworks including HIPAA, HITRUST, GDPR, CCPA, PCI, as well as key legislation such as the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act.