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HHS Tells Health Systems: Get Serious About Cybersecurity

US federal officials have revealed a new cybersecurity strategy for healthcare, amid a surge in data breaches and ransomware attacks. The plan includes financial incentives to improve data security, increased guidelines and potential cuts in payment. The strategy will see voluntary cybersecurity objectives set for the health sector, resources to action these procedures, more accountability, expansion of the HHS hub for healthcare cybersecurity, and likely changes to the HIPAA Security Rule and CMS requirements.

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