For cybersecurity protection measures to be successful, policies need to be implemented from the top down. That means getting the attention of—and investment from—the C-suite and the board of directors.
HIM professionals have worked diligently to protect data privacy and security during a time of digital transformation to healthcare. The unfortunate reality? Hackers have worked even harder to access that data.
The best way to defend against a cybersecurity attack is to develop a robust, tested cybersecurity plan. AHIMA has released updated guidelines for providers looking to implement cybersecurity prevention measures.
Before Congress departed for the Fourth of July district work period last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee overwhelmingly passed S. 1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act out of committee. Since the beginning of this year, the Senate HELP Committee has held five hearings on how to reduce healthcare costs and four hearings to explore the rising cost of prescription drugs.
HIM professionals have worked diligently to protect data privacy and security during a time of digital transformation in healthcare. The unfortunate reality? Hackers have worked even harder to access that data. It’s a game of ‘cat and mouse,’ and regrettably, the mice (i.e., hackers) appear to have a competitive edge.
Systemic problems from the opioid crisis to mass shootings are linked to the overarching problem of underfunded and underworked mental health services, a problem that Silicon Valley is seeking to address with mobile health apps. At the same time, legislators are introducing legislation aimed at improving privacy protections of unregulated health apps.