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Intermountain Healthcare CIO presses Congress for clear strategy on cybersecurity at HHS

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Coordination is critical to successfully fending off cybercriminals, Intermountain Healthcare CIO and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Board Chair Marc Probst told a congressional panel on Wednesday.

Strategy is the key to defending against cybercriminals, and it should be the focus of federal efforts rather than fiddling with the organizational reporting structure the Department of Health and Human Services has in place today, Probst said.

“Just as healthcare institutions must coordinate efforts to thwart cyber threats, it is vital that the Department of Health and Human Services have a coordinated plan to address threats to the data and systems used and housed by the department,” said Probst, who was part of a panel testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.

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