Tag: cybersecurity

Incorporate HHS’ new cybersecurity guidance into your private duty agency

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) voluntary cybersecurity practices for providers underscores the government’s priority of protecting electronic patient information and the need for providers to integrate the new guidance into their compliance programs. The guidelines were written specifically for the health care industry. Health care entities remain a primary target for cyberattacks, […]

HHS, in partnership with industry, releases voluntary cybersecurity practices for the health industry

On Friday, December 28, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients” publication. The four-volume publication aims to provide voluntary cybersecurity practices to healthcare organizations of all types and sizes, ranging from local clinics to large hospital systems. The industry-led effort was in […]