OCR Change Signals Renewed Privacy Focus for HIM Leaders
Sep22

OCR Change Signals Renewed Privacy Focus for HIM Leaders

The recent defunding of the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) position by the HHS Office for Civil Rights makes practical sense for the healthcare industry and the national budget. However, with the change come four important privacy strategies for HIM leaders to consider employing at the state, local, and organizational level.

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HHS Tweaks Infamous Health Data Breaches ‘Wall of Shame’

Rumored changes to the infamous health data breach “wall of shame” were announced recently by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price.

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HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity
Jun14

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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President’s Proposed Budget Includes Steep Cuts to Health IT Initiatives

Health IT leaders have roundly rejected President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal which, among other detrimental cuts, slashes funding for ONC by $22 million.

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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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