Announcing SOC 2 Type II Certification – VSee’s Commitment to Protecting Patient Privacy, Data and PHI

VSee has recently reinforced its commitment to security and data protection by becoming SOC 2 Type II certified. The company has always put a premium on data privacy and this independent 3rd party certification validates its high standards in this area as it continues to be the most trusted HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. 

For the SOC 2 Type II examination, VSee was formally evaluated and audited by an independent accounting firm. A key goal for pursuing this accreditation is to ensure that our current security policies and product design are consistently effective and updated to address any security vulnerabilities.

What is SOC 2?

Service Organization Controls 2, also known as SOC 2, is a set of standards developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) that assesses how organizations manage their customers’ data. Companies voluntarily undergo this technical auditing process to have their internal controls assessed for customer data protection. VSee was evaluated based on the Security Trust Service Category and has been officially certified as having met the industry standards of this category.

What is SOC 2 Type II?

The SOC2 Type 2 audit, in particular, is a rigorous assessment that specifically looks at the sustainability and actual effectiveness of the platform’s design based on the auditor’s observation over an extended period of time. In VSee’s case, the platform was tested for operational effectiveness for 3 months.

Why does this certification matter?

Our success as a company depends on our continued dedication to improving our product and building our customers’ trust in how we secure and protect their data–especially with the global acceptance of telehealth post-pandemic.

VSee CTO Torrey Lyons says, “Getting this SOC II certification is no small achievement and certainly adds to our competitive advantage. It assures our clients that VSee will continue to pursue best practices in data privacy and protection. However it is only one of the many safeguards that comprises our security and compliance engine to ensure that our clients’ data is always fully protected.” 

As the use of telehealth expands across healthcare systems, it is more important now than ever before for clients and end-users to know that their telehealth visits and private health data are always secure and protected. VSee looks forward to building on our SOC II accreditation to provide the highest level of security in telehealth.