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How MorganHill Guided a Leading Atlanta Healthcare Technology Company to ISO 27001 Certification

When we talk about one of the most highly regulated industries, the broader healthcare market definitely is tops on the list. From HIPAA to HITECH, HITRUST, and more, healthcare compliance is alive and well - and very complex, demanding and costly. For an Atlanta-based healthcare technology company specializing in medical diagnostic imaging, achieving ISO 27001 certification was not just a goal, it was a crucial step towards ensuring the protection of sensitive patient data. This success story illustrates how MorganHill, a leader in ISO 27001 consulting, played a pivotal role in guiding the Atlanta-based company through the certification journey. 

The Challenge:

The healthcare technology company faced a series of challenges that made ISO 27001 certification imperative. Their core business involved the development of advanced medical diagnostic imaging solutions, making data security absolutely critical. The challenges included:

  • Regulatory Compliance: Stricter regulations and industry standards demanded robust information security measures, and many of the RFPs being provided to them for new growth demanded both SOC 2 compliance, along with ISO 27001 certification. Being a relatively new company (less than five years old), they knew that regulatory compliance was about to become a big, costly and time-consuming burden to them - and more importantly - their staff.
  • Data Sensitivity: Our client handled highly sensitive patient data, making data breaches a significant concern. From social security numbers to dates of birth, height, weight, blood pressure - and much more - our client was holding the most sensitive of sensitive data. While they appreciated the fact that ISO 27001 and SOC 2 compliance were important for business development and growth, they were eyeing ISO 27001 in hopes of seriously improving upon their system of internal controls. They wanted highly formalized and well-established policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Competitive Advantage: ISO 27001 certification would not only enhance security, but also provide a competitive edge when pursuing new business opportunities. This is something they desperately needed in terms of trying to differentiate themselves from the growing list of competitors in what was becoming a crowded market.

Our Approach:

MorganHill took a systematic and customized approach to address these challenges and guide the healthcare technology company towards ISO 27001 certification.

Key Steps Taken:

  • Initial Assessment: MorganHill conducted a thorough assessment of the company's existing information security practices, identifying strengths and areas for improvement. This was performed via our ISMS 27001 Scoping & Gap Assessment Workbook which is available for download at
  • Tailored Policies and Procedures: Customized information security policies and procedures were developed to align with Annex A of the ISO 27001 standard and the specific needs of the healthcare technology company. Specifically, we developed all required ninety-three (93) Annex A controls for ISO 27001.
  • Risk Management: A robust risk management framework was established to identify, assess, and mitigate risks to patient data and business operations. As such, we performed a comprehensive information security risk assessment as required by ISO 27001.
  • Employee Training: Comprehensive training programs were implemented to ensure that employees understood their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding patient information. Specifically, we provided training programs related to developer training, data privacy, business continuity, incident response, along with insider threat training.
  • Security Controls Implementation: MorganHill guided the company in implementing the necessary security controls to meet ISO 27001 requirements (per the Annex A controls), covering aspects such as access control, encryption, incident response,along with many other areas.
  • Audit Preparation: Preparation for the ISO 27001 audit was a key focus. With that being said, MorganHill ensured that all documentation and processes were audit-ready, including a Statement of Applicability (SoA), along with a formalized internal audit program. We then utilized our proven RFP for ISO CB advisory services for finding the best auditor at the best price.


Through a collaborative effort between the healthcare technology company and MorganHill, the journey to ISO 27001 certification was a resounding success:

  • Enhanced Data Security: The company's information security measures were significantly strengthened, reducing the risk of data breaches and potential regulatory fines.
  • ISO 27001 Certification: The healthcare technology company achieved ISO 27001 certification, demonstrating their commitment to data security and compliance.
  • Competitive Advantage: ISO 27001 certification provided a competitive edge in the healthcare technology market, fostering trust among clients and partners.
  • Regulatory Compliance: The company was well-prepared to navigate the complex regulatory landscape and stay ahead of evolving compliance requirements.

Industry-Leading ISMS Policy Templates for ISO 27001 Annex A Controls

At MorganHill, we are proud to be at the forefront of providing top-tier Information Security Management System (ISMS) policy templates specifically designed to align with ISO 27001 Annex A controls. ISO 27001 is a globally recognized standard for information security, and the Annex A controls represent a critical component of this framework. Our dedication to excellence in ISMS policy templates sets us apart as industry leaders in helping organizations achieve ISO 27001 certification.

Tailored for Compliance and Efficiency

Our ISMS policy templates for ISO 27001 Annex A controls are meticulously crafted to meet the unique needs of organizations across various industries. These templates serve as a foundation for your information security program, offering a comprehensive framework to address the specific security requirements outlined in Annex A.

By leveraging our templates, you can streamline the policy development process, saving valuable time and resources. With a focus on clarity, compliance, and practicality, our templates empower organizations to establish robust information security policies aligned with ISO 27001 standards, setting the stage for successful certification and, more importantly, enhanced security and data protection.

Turn to MorganHill for ISO 27001

MorganHill's expertise in ISO 27001 consulting played a pivotal role in helping the Atlanta-based healthcare technology company secure sensitive patient data and achieve ISO 27001 certification. This success story exemplifies how strategic information security measures can not only protect vital data but also serve as a catalyst for business growth and success in a highly competitive industry.

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