Last week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released a working paper detailing its new framework to support cybersecurity in the healthcare industry.
Healthcare is the most vulnerable industry to risks that have the potential to expose sensitive patient information and delay care. It’s imperative to have measures in place to help reduce cyber risks and respond appropriately should an incident occur.
The top three priorities from the HHS working paper include:
- Develop voluntary industry-specific performance goals
- Drive Congress to provide monetary support and enforce hospital cybersecurity requirements through financial penalties
- Include healthcare cyber goals into existing standards
What does this mean for your healthcare organization?
Healthcare-targeted cyberattacks are becoming increasingly frequent and regulations to combat these risks are on the rise. It’s important to start implementing a robust cybersecurity program and protocols now to forge a proactive approach towards the future.
Our healthcare cyber team is ready to help you move with momentum. Get started and reach out to a professional at FORVIS today.