Healthcare Information Security

Department of Health and Human Services

White House Finds HHS Strengthening Cybersecurity Measures

April 3, 2017 - HHS has made great progress in working to improve its cybersecurity measures and overall approach to stronger cyber hygiene, according to a recent White House report. HHS has aligned its approach to cybersecurity with the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 and the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, stated the annual report to Congress on the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014....

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Roger Severino Appointed Office for Civil Rights Director

by Elizabeth Snell

Roger Severino was recently appointed as the new OCR Director. At the time of publication, OCR had not yet released a statement on the move. Previously, Severino served as Director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society...

CHIME Calls for HHS to Prioritize Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

Improving healthcare cybersecurity must be a top priority for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) explained in a recent letter to the new HHS Secretary. HHS should...

HHS Information Security Programs Better, Can Still Improve

by Elizabeth Snell

The Department of Health and Human Services has made improvements to its information security programs, including in its compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), but there are still areas that can become...

Healthcare Cybersecurity Bill Introduced for HHS Operations

by Elizabeth Snell

Bipartisan legislation was recently introduced by members of Congress to improve healthcare cybersecurity, specifically the measures within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). House Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Billy...


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