The Defense Health Agency looks to collapse multiple legacy health IT networks used by military hospitals and clinics into a single modern network.
The National Institutes of Health, however, is taking a “people-centric approach” to this cybersecurity challenge.
HHS made recommendations to covered entities to improve the security of their electronic health records.
Errol Weiss, the H-ISAC’s chief security officer, told Federal News Network the organization primarily exists to keep medical devices manufacturers and health care providers – such as clinics and hospitals – appraised of known IT vulnerabilities.
A more connected health IT landscape also increases the cyber threat landscape and introduces new challenges for security professionals.