Cybersecurity Standards Needed as Interoperability Grows, CHIME Says

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives recently sent a list of recommendations to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), outlining the need to include cybersecurity in policies designed to address the rise in healthcare costs.

The Senate HELP committee recently released a request for information to address rising costs to healthcare. CHIME included the need for cybersecurity measures and regulatory changes to support providers in addressing threats to patient data, in its list of recommendations for reducing those costs.

For CHIME, while technology and data sharing are “vital to enhancing” care quality and efficiency, any policies to support those digital changes must include cybersecurity measures to protect patient data.

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