American Hospital Association Endorsement

Health Care Information Privacy, Security, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions from Clearwater Compliance LLC earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association from 2015-2018.

*AHA no longer has an endorsement program.

About the AHA Endorsement

The AHA Endorsement was the result of an extensive and rigorous process that began with the identification of hospitals’ most significant market challenges and ends with the selection of the solution that best addresses them. Essentially…the AHA had done the due diligence, so hospitals and health systems can attend to the important business of taking care of patients!

AHA: Why We Endorsed

The passage of the HITECH Act and the publication of the Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule have made information risk management and compliance efforts a critical issue for health care providers. Covered entities, such as hospitals and health care systems, now need to take the necessary steps, to ensure they and their business associates are doing everything they can to keep protected health information (PHI) safe.

Click to read a letter from the AHA to Clearwater customers, showcasing why they chose to endorse our solutions.

View the full brochure detailing the due diligence process, endorsement criteria and why the AHA chose to exclusively endorse Clearwater solutions for the category of Privacy, Security, Compliance and Risk Management.

About AHA Solutions, Inc.

AHA Solutions, Inc. is dedicated to serving AHA member hospitals by helping them identify the optimal solutions to their most pressing market challenges. Through the AHA Endorsement, along with educational programs featuring peers and industry experts, AHA Solutions supports the decision-making process for hospitals looking for partners to help with clinical integration, information technology, talent management, cultural transformation, financial sustainability, the patient flow, and other key challenges.

About Clearwater’s Endorsed Solutions

If a data breach occurs, regardless of whether the health care provider or one of their business associates is responsible, a health care provider could be responsible for significant noncompliance penalties, damage to their reputation and worse — the loss of trust of patients they serve. To avoid data breaches and their associated costs — and more importantly, to protect patient safety and maintain high quality of care — hospitals must implement effective HIPAA compliance and information risk management solutions. For greatest effectiveness, such a solution should facilitate the establishment, implementation and maturing of a comprehensive, ongoing information risk management program.

After a thorough review of solutions designed to address the risks associated with the failure to safeguard PHI and other sensitive patient information, the American Hospital Association awarded its exclusive endorsement to Health Care Information Privacy, Security, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions from Clearwater Compliance, LLC.

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Hundreds of organizations save thousands of dollars each year by using our software to manage their information risk and compliance programs.

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About the AHA 2015-2018 Endorsement

AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™

The process began when AHA Solutions issued a request for information open to all players in the field to submit their solution for consideration. AHA Solutions reviewed all submissions to narrow the field to the top candidates for AHA Endorsement consideration.

Finalist criteria are stringent and based on a number of factors:

  • The quality of the solution and its effectiveness in addressing the identified challenge
  • Financial stability and long-term viability of the company
  • References

After in-person presentations, extensive reference checks and a thorough review, AHA Solutions awards the Endorsement, typically for a one- to three-year term.

The AHA then worked with the organization to educate member hospitals on the challenge at hand, and how the Endorsed solution can effectively address it. At the same time AHA Solutions promoted AHA Endorsed solutions to hospitals, it also worked with the solutions’ vendors to help them understand, and better address, hospital challenges. The organization works to bring vendors and hospitals together to overcome obstacles and deliver better, more efficient, higher quality care.

When hospitals select a product or service that has earned the AHA Endorsement, they can be confident it has met the AHA’s highest standards.

Contact Us Today For More Information About Our Endorsed Solutions


Clearwater helps healthcare organizations ensure patient safety and improve the quality of care by safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of protected health information (PHI).

We have assisted more than 400 customers to operationalize and mature their information privacy, security, compliance and information risk management programs. And in the process, we are raising the bar for safeguarding PHI, protecting millions of Americans and driving real value for the organizations we support and the healthcare industry at large.