Monday, November 2, 2015

Cybersecurity Bill Passes Senate

Last week the Senate approved a key cybersecurity bill and it awaits reconciliation with an earlier House version of the bill.The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) would make it easier for the private sector and government to share cyber threat information.

Healthcare industry organizations comments have been favorable. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association for Executives in Health Information Security (AEHIS) welcomed passage of the act. “CISA will represent a significant advancement in cyber security and better enable the nation's chief information officers (CIO) and chief Information security officers (CISO) to better protect patient health information,” according to CHIME’s statement.

"The healthcare sector has become a prime target for bad actors, and it's important that the federal government works in conjunction with the industry to ensure provider organizations understand best practices to protecting patient data."
- Charles E. Christian, chair of the CHIME board of trustees
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Sources:
(a) Major Cybersecurity Bill Clears Senate - www.HealthDataManagement.com, 10/28/2015

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