House bill proposes a new strategy

House bill proposes a new strategy to protect Americans' healthcare data from cyberattacks

Patient healthcare data has the ability to improve patient outcomes, predict epidemic outbreaks, generate valuable insights, avoid preventable diseases, lower the cost of healthcare delivery, and enhance the quality of life in general. However, determining the permissible uses of data while protecting patient security and privacy is a challenging task. To combat this issue, a legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in Sept 2022 that proposes a new strategy to protect patient data. This article discusses how the healthcare cybersecurity act of 2022 establishes a CISA-led partnership with HHS to strengthen healthcare cybersecurity through industry analysis and workforce development.

Source: Healthcare IT News

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