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Cybersecurity coalition calls for integrating medical device, health IT security initiatives

While securing medical devices is often approached differently than infosec and protecting more traditional IT, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) said the time has come to tackle both together. WHY IT MATTERS Security can be difficult to integrate into existing processes, the JSP said. Reasons for this vary, including organizations not… Read More »

Kamala Harris calls for elimination of private health insurance

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., offered a full-throated endorsement of a “Medicare for all” healthcare plan and called for the elimination of all private health insurance in the U.S. “We need to have Medicare for all,” Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, said in response to a question on whether she would cut private insurers out… Read More »

AMIA Calls for Harmonization of Data Privacy Policies

Congress’ sweeping opioids legislation—a bill that includes several important health IT provisions—has created much debate in recent days and weeks, as stakeholders sit on different sides of the table over a key patient privacy element. For background, two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which has the core… Read More »