Trying to secure resources for cybersecurity initiatives can be an uphill battle – particularly when pitted against more profitable investments – but there are strategies that can help provide an edge, says Kathryn Marchesini.
The most surprising takeaway from the HHS Cybersecurity Task Force report? The lack of risk assessments being conducted, according to David Finn and Theresa Finn, who found that “most people don’t even have a baseline.”
For Karen DeSalvo, serving as National Health IT Coordinator offered the opportunity to “think big and do big things,” and made for an extremely memorable three years.
Some of the most influential players in health IT – including EHR vendors, health systems, and organizations such as CHIME – have agreed to implement core principles to facilitate data sharing, according to HHS.
Interoperability and patient access to data were among the top themes addressed in the HELP Committee’s draft health IT legislation, which aims to improve the use and development of tools such as EHRs.