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Chris Wlaschin: HHS Cyber Center Aims to Distill Threat Info For Healthcare Sector

Chris Wlaschin, chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, has said that HHS works to extract key threat information for industry through the newly established Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. He told audience at an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology event held …

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HHS Launches Updated Health Info Breach Reporting Tool

The Department of Health and Human Services has released an updated version of its web tool that works to provide details on breaches of health information. HHS said Tuesday the HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool now features optimized navigation for individuals who seek information on breaches as well as organizations that aim to …

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HHS Boosts Communications With Private Sector After ‘WannaCry’ Attacks

The Department of Health and Human Services has worked to strengthen its communications with the private sector following the WannaCry ransomware attacks, MeriTalk reported Friday. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee raised concerns with HHS officials that a similar event could impact U.S. health systems since the U.K.’s national health service was …

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Chris Wlaschin: HHS to Establish Health Cybersecurity & Comms Integration Center

The Department of Health and Human Services will stand up its version of the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in a move to help providers and consumers secure healthcare data, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the Chris Wlaschin, chief information security officer of HHS, said …

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HHS Seeks to Advance Blockchain-Based Tools Devt for Health IT Via Code-a-Thon

The Department of Health and Human Services has initiated efforts to advance the development and adoption of blockchain technology-based platforms designed to facilitate health records management and interactions between patients and health providers, Nextgov reported Thursday. Mohana Ravindranath writes HHS’ office of the national coordinator for health information technology partnered …

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GAO: DoD, DHS, HHS Need to Adopt Existing Tools to Coordinate Pandemic Response Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security to employ existing tools to coordinate preparedness and response to a pandemic. Those mechanisms include training exercises, liaison officers and interagency working groups, GAO said in a report published Friday. GAO also found that DoD …

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