ONC Announces Winners of Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge

Participants were asked to create Model Privacy Notice (MPN) generators that produce a customizable MPN for health information technology (IT) developers, making it easier for consumers to see a product’s privacy and security policies.

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HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity
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HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity

In the report, the task force noted that the healthcare sector experienced more cyber incidents that resulted in data breaches than any other critical infrastructure sector.

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Terminated Employee Breached at Least 600 Patient Records

An employee at Trios Health in Washington was terminated after the organization discovered they had inappropriately accessed at least 600 patients’ medical records inappropriately

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HHS Responds to Federal Cybersecurity Mandates

At the urging of two presidential executive orders and a portion of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, HHS is working to develop a stronger cybersecurity infrastructure.

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Comey: FBI, Hospitals Stronger Together Against Cyberthreats

With healthcare entities increasingly under cyber-siege on multiple fronts, cybersecurity has already emerged as a main area of focus for 2017. As the list of malicious actors continues to grow, the FBI is looking to build stronger relationships with providers to improve their cybersecurity threat response.

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HHS Opens Cybersecurity and Communications Office

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is under the gun to protect itself from cybersecurity threats, which have threatened the healthcare records of millions of people in the last several years. In response to this ongoing problem, HHS is opening the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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