Cybersecurity Tops List of Health Technology Hazards

The 2019 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report from the ECRI Institute points to cybersecurity threats as the top technology concern facing the healthcare industry this year.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create Public-Private Cyberworkforce Exchange

Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the “Cyber Security Exchange Act” on Monday, aimed at bringing more cybersecurity experts to the federal workforce.

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Government Shutdown Putting Nation’s Cybersecurity at Risk

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency workforce tasked with maintaining the cybersecurity of the country’s critical infrastructure industries—such as healthcare systems and banking—has been virtually halved due to government shutdown-related furloughs. Experts are concerned about what that could mean for the country’s cybersecurity readiness.

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VA Looks to Improve Interoperability, EHR Access with APIs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new effort to engage health information technology (IT) developers by making standards-based application programming interfaces available.

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HHS Seeking Industry Feedback on HIPAA Modifications
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HHS Seeking Industry Feedback on HIPAA Modifications

HHS’ Office for Civil Rights this week issued a Request for Information on “Modifying HIPAA Rules to Improve Coordinated Care,” which will collect public input on how the HIPAA Rules—the HIPAA Privacy Rule in particular—could be modified to better promote coordinated, value-based care.

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