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Information Sharing Key in Improving Healthcare Cybersecurity

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By Elizabeth Snell on September 12, 2016 Improving the outreach and information sharing on healthcare cybersecurity issues, along with having more educated and qualified cybersecurity personnel and health IT experts will be essential in strengthening the healthcare cybersecurity infrastructure, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Responding to a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) request for information, HIMSS leaders explained that health IT will play an important role in improving overall healthcare cybersecurity measures. Along with protecting privacy, NIST explained it was also necessary for organizations to be “ ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State and local government and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices.” Within the next one to two years, the federal government should increase its outreach to the healthcare sector, HIMSS wrote.

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