Artificial intelligence and machine learning may provide one of the best defenses against cybercrime in healthcare—and do a better job of it than the incident response strategies currently in place, a new report warns.
Some elements of the 21st Century Cures Act are considered by some in the health IT community to be hard to implement, while other provisions face uncertainty with a new administration.
The Trump Administration has in the last two weeks issued executive orders that directly impact current health IT legislation and the implementation of recent regulations.
Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Act, Impacting Health Record Privacy, Documentation, and Exchange
The US Senate voted on Wednesday to pass the “21st Century Cures Act” by a vote of 94 to 5. The act, which is largely devoted to regulations surrounding medical device and prescription drug approval, has numerous implications for health information management (HIM) and health IT professionals.
Despite the minimal impact of this particular attack, in which cybercriminals flood an organization’s servers with data—including data from Internet of Things-connected devices—healthcare security experts warned that many health IT systems are vulnerable to future threats.