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Congress Unveils Bipartisan Bill for IoT Cybersecurity Standards

March 14, 2019 - A group of bipartisan Senators and House members recently introduced legislation that would establish security requirements around IoT devices purchased by government agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services. Introduced by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Steve Daines (R-MT), alongside Reps. Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Will Hurd...

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Florida Proposes State Biometric Data Privacy Legislation

by Jessica Davis

The Florida state legislature is currently considering two bills that address biometric information privacy, one introduced by State Rep. Bobby DuBose and another from State Sen. Gary Farmer, Jr. SB 1270 and HB 1153 are both designed to...

Congress Proposes Bill Funding Cybersecurity Education Program

by Jessica Davis

Reps. Jim Langevin, (D-RI) and Glenn Thompson, (R-PA) reintroduced legislation that would jumpstart the development of Career and Technical Education and incorporate cybersecurity training skills into curricula. The proposed bill would...

How the Federal Data Privacy Debate, Regulations May Impact Healthcare

by Jessica Davis

On Friday, a group of bipartisan Senators became the latest Congressional members to enter the data privacy discussion, unveiling legislation that would require publicly-traded companies to disclose whether their board of directors...

Cybersecurity Standards Needed as Interoperability Grows, CHIME says

by Jessica Davis

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives recently sent a list of recommendations to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), outlining the need to include cybersecurity in policies designed...

HIPAA Needs Clarity Around Patient Data Sharing, AMIA, AHIMA say

by Jessica Davis

In recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services, the American Health Information Management Association and American Medical Informatics Association are recommending updates to HIPAA that would both clarify right to...

Proposed Bill Gives Consumers Right to Dispute PHI Record Accuracy

by Jessica Davis

The Center for Democracy & Technology released a proposed draft federal privacy bill, centered around a consumer’s right to understanding where their data is located and reasonable access to data upon request. While the draft...

HHS, OCR Seek Industry Feedback on HIPAA Update for Data Sharing

by Jessica Davis

The Department of Health and Human Service and the Office for Civil Rights are seeking industry feedback on how to improve HIPAA guidance, especially around care coordination. The OCR Request for Information comes in response to an...

Fax Machine Purchases Banned by UK National Health Service

by Jessica Davis

Starting in January 2019, the U.K. National Health Service will be banned from buying fax machines for its hospitals and provider offices. Officials have also enacted a plan to phase out the legacy technology by April 1, 2020. All...

AMIA Calls for Federal Alignment of Health Data Privacy Policies

by Jessica Davis

The American Medical Informatics Association is calling on the Trump Administration to better align data privacy policies from both the health and consumer sectors. In a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information...


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