ecfirst has provided services to hundreds of customers over the last two decades. Our customers range from small organizations to large enterprises. They have benefited from our Security Solutions, Training and Certification Programs, as well as from our Staffing programs.

Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators

Illinois Department of Human Services

State of Nevada Dept. of Human Resources

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Hahnemann University Hospital

Sherman Hospital

Northwest Community Healthcare

National Naval Medical Center

US Department Veterans Affairs Hospitals

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Cabrini Medical Center

University of Washington Medical Center

San Juan Regional Medical Center

Schuyler Hospital

John Muir Medical Center Sibley Memorial Hospital

Maury Regional Hospital

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Harborview Medical Center

Northeast Medical Center Hospital

“ecfirst provides excellent value across a comprehensive portfolio of first rate solutions for regulations such as HIPAA | HITECH compliance, risk analysis, social engineering, vulnerability assessment, disaster recovery and business continuity. They are not just experts in these respective fields but are able to communicate and motivate corporate audiences to effect change.”

“ecfirst is an excellent business partner that focuses on long term, successful relationships through consistently successful project delivery.”

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Security Officer (CSO)
Rockford Health System

“ecfirst was contracted to provide security risk analysis, technical vulnerability assessment, policy development, as well as training and certification services, including the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and the Certified Security Compliance SpecialistTM (CSCS™) programs.”

Assistant Attorney General
Chair, HIPAA Implementation Committee
Utah Attorney General’s Office

“It has been our pleasure to work with the ecfirst Team on the Cerner HIPAA risk assessment. I appreciate the patience you all expressed in getting the contract off the ground, the flexibility you all demonstrated to meet our needs, and the professionalism you all demonstrated along the way.”

“I have received kudos for a job well done and I know from experience those reflect the work you did.”

“I have had multiple discussions with Cerner Chiefs – our Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer – and all are satisfied and have asked me to thank you.”

“I hope to work with your team again in the future.”

Lead Regulatory Compliance Consultant

"pi International was looking to partner with a firm that would "look underneath the rocks" to ensure compliance with the HIPAA regulations. No organization provides the depth of expertise and hands-on experience in enabling compliance with regulations as ecfirst, home of the HIPAA Academy. ecfirst has been relentless in ensuring that we at pi raise our bar significantly to protect and secure all PHI we process. We are today a better organization for our clients as a direct result. As a business associate with capabilities in the USA, Singapore, BVI, and India, we treasure our relationship with ecfirst in working with us to always ensure we keep ahead of the regulatory challenges in the healthcare information technology area."

Founder & Chairman
pi international India; pi international LLC – USA; pi international solutions PTE LTD – Singapore; pi
international group LTD – BVI.

"ecfirst has been one of the best things to happen to our overall information security and privacy compliance program. They literally fell out of the sky and have been a valuable asset to our organization. Their Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP),methodic approach and thorough analysis leaves no stone unturned, giving our organization the information we need to make effective decisions."

Director, Information Security and Support
GEMCare Health Plan/Managed Care Systems, LP

“We have come to rely on ecfirst as our partner for HIPAA and HITECH compliance. As a preferred client in the ecfirst Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP), ecfirst makes sure that we do the right things at the right times with critical mandates. We have come to rely upon their expertise and are secure in knowing that we are getting the best advice possible. Regulations are constantly changing and the team at ecfirst keeps current with the requirements. ecfirst enables our organization to be focused on what is important.”

“We would highly recommend ecfirst to any covered entity or business associate.”

Integrated Health Management Services, LLC

"Working with ecfirst has been a great partnership. The professionalism and depth of knowledge from the ecfirst team enabled us to expedite many components associated with enhancing our security and compliance program. In a time where health information technology professions struggle to keep up with all of the regulatory changes, it is great to know that we have an national and international partner which can help us address opportunities to better protect confidential and sensitive data.”

Chief Information Officer
Schumacher Group

"ecfirst was engaged to develop a comprehensive enterprise information security plan. The process of development of the plan included interviews, review of critical documents, including policies and information related to security controls implemented."

"The ecfirst Security Team was very responsive and tailored the information security plan to our specific requirements, including compliance mandates/standards such as HIPAA, HITECH, ISO 27002 and NIST SP 800-53. Work was professionally executed and of exceptional quality. ecfirst has worked hard to earn our confidence and our trust. We look forward to work with ecfirst again in the near future."

Director IT Operations, HIPAA Security Officer
Maricopa Integrated Health System

"ecfirst provided a set of HIPAA security policy templates and follow-up consultations. We were able to efficiently modify, adopt and put the policies into practice. Adopting ecfirst policy templates shortened our policy developmental time and established a solid foundation for us to implement HIPAA requirements."

Director, Office of Health Information and Data Security
Information Security Officer, Utah Department of Health

"We are very satisfied with your thoroughness and have made a number of policy adjustments as a result of the findings. We look forward to a continuing relationship and would highly recommend ecfirst."

Director of Healthcare Services
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

"ecfirst was selected to conduct a comprehensive Business Impact Analysis (BIA) exercise for our complex technology infrastructure with hundreds of servers, applications across several sites. The work was completed professionally by deeply experienced experts that combed through numerous documents, an intense series of workshops and interviews, and resulted in a complete report that was actionable by senior management. ecfirst delivered enormous value in cost and the final report was supported by an executive presentation that was tailored to our requirements. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with ecfirst and recommend ecfirst highly."

Senior Director, Technology and Operations Services
Alexian Brothers Health System

“Ensuring secure and appropriate access is not just a compliance requirement, but vital for protecting confidential patient information. Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has been very fortunate to find a partner in ecfirst to address several compliance challenges, be it HIPAA, HITECH, PCI DSS or the FACTA – Red Flags Rule. NCH has been an early adopter of the ecfirst Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP) which provides a comprehensive framework to address areas such as Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), Risk Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment, Security Remediation, Training, Certification, Policy Updates and more.”

“ecfirst has been a highly valued and responsive partner in its role to enable NCH to be a more trusted hospital.”

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Information Security Officer (ISO)
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)