HHS Warns Health Industry To Step Up Efforts To Prevent Cyber Attacks

By Jessica Karins / February 24, 2022 at 10:53 AM
HHS warns health care organizations to step up efforts to defend against cybersecurity threats related to electronic medical records in order to protect patient information, in a guidance sent Feb. 17. The warning comes as concerns over potential patient privacy breaches have grown amid the explosion in telehealth during the pandemic. The Office of Information Security at the HHS Cybersecurity Program said organizations should proactively defend against attacks rather than simply seeking to prevent them. Electronic medical records contain a...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, detailed reporting on drug pricing reforms, Medicaid policy, FDA news and much more.