Rapid growth and secure multi-cloud SaaS platform drives success at leading healthcare tech startup

2020 Most Innovative Company AwardAUSTIN, Texas (Mar. 11, 2020)ClearDATA®, the leader in healthcare public cloud security, compliance and privacy, today announced it has been named on Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for its leadership and innovation, ranking eighth in security. The list honors businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of contributions to today’s fast-changing world.

“At ClearDATA, we take pride in helping healthcare and life sciences organizations innovate within the public clouds by protecting their sensitive data,” said Darin Brannan, Chief Executive Officer at ClearDATA. “As cybersecurity concerns increase within the healthcare domain, our team tirelessly looks for new ways to continue to support secure patient data access. It’s an honor to see our progress recognized by Fast Company and to be named as one of the companies motivating growth in the industry – for us and for all the healthcare organizations we serve.”

The ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Security and Compliance Platform™ was recognized for the unique layer of security and compliance it contributes to the healthcare industry. The company – founded in 2011 – now serves thousands of healthcare professionals and organizations that includes the likes of innovative startups Synzi and BehaVR as well as large enterprise healthcare organizations.

Healthcare has been experiencing exponentially higher threat levels in recent years and in 2019 saw a 196 percent increase in data breaches over prior year. ClearDATA addresses the problem with its deep healthcare and compliance expertise coupled with best-in-class cloud security technology. By adopting ClearDATA’s platform, healthcare customers were able to accelerate innovation by 30 percent or more, honing a secure and compliant environment to improve healthcare access for patients.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses on the planet and across myriad industries to develop the World’s Most Innovative Companies list – Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. The list provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

“At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond,” said Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley, who oversaw the issue with deputy editor David Lidsky.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2020) is now available online at fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2020 as well as in app via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 17, 2020. To read further remarks from our CEO on Fast Company’s #FCMostInnovative honor, visit https://www.cleardata.com/blog/fast-company-innovative-companies.

About ClearDATA

Healthcare professionals across the globe trust the ClearDATA HITRUST-certified cloud to safeguard their sensitive data and power their critical applications available across the major public cloud platforms. Healthcare organization customers receive one of the most comprehensive Business Associate Agreements (BAA) in the industry, combined with market-leading healthcare-exclusive security and compliance solutions and multi-cloud expertise. ClearDATA’s innovative platform of solutions and services protects customers from data privacy risks, improves data management and scales their healthcare IT infrastructure, enabling them to focus on improving healthcare delivery, every single day. For more information, visit ClearDATA at www.cleardata.com.


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