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HHS Inspector General to Prioritize Medical Tech Cybersecurity in Fiscal 2015

cybersecurityThe Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General plans to increase oversight of cybersecurity policies for medical technology during the current fiscal year, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

In its fiscal 2015 work plan, the HHS OIG says it will evaluate methods and practices to safeguard electronic health record systems and other medical devices.

The office also seeks to investigate hospitals’ efforts to protect patient privacy and improve access to healthcare services, according to the station.

The HHS inspector general will also monitor enforcement actions from the Federal Drug and Administration to address the safety and security of healthcare products.

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