Healthcare Cyber Officials Swear They Aren’t the Enemy

Cybersecurity and patient privacy must be baked into health care practices, systems and devices across the sector through early buy-in from medical and information technology professionals, federal officials said Tuesday.

Cyber officials told a health care forum hosted by ACT-IAC that the greatest challenge they’re facing is people, not technology.

It’s imperative that the IT professionals who are building use cases, systems and applications do not view the chief information security office as an entity that simply ensures they will meet certain standards and check off certain boxes, Tom Schankweiler, information security officer for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said.

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