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Cybersecurity Taskforce Issues EHR Security Recommendations

Cybersecurity Taskforce Issues EHR Security Recommendations

A healthcare industry cybersecurity taskforce recently submitted a report to Congress analyzing and addressing various issues with healthcare security including problems unique to EHR technology.

The task force was initially convened in March of 2016 by HHS and consisted of members representing organizations ranging from hospitals to pharmaceutical companies.

Throughout the year, taskforce members shared information regarding cybersecurity best practices, trends, threats, and general concerns regarding health IT safety.

The task force also posted blogs encouraging the public to submit feedback and present ideas the taskforce could draw from when addressing requirements of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.

Ultimately, the taskforce devised the following six imperatives to increase current levels of health IT security: …

 

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