AHA yesterday despatched a letter to Sen. Mark Warner, co-chair of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, responding to his latest report on coverage choices to handle cybersecurity challenges within the well being care subject, from strengthening federal coordination to serving to well being care suppliers put together for and reply to cyber threats.
Amongst different actions, AHA stated it helps the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act (S.3904/H.R.8806), laws that may enhance collaboration and coordination between the Division of Well being and Human Providers and Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Safety Company and assist academic alternatives for suppliers; and the Defending and Reworking Cyber Well being Care Act (S.3983/H.R.7084) to enhance the safety of medical units.
“Hospitals and well being techniques have prioritized defending sufferers and defending their networks from cyberattacks,” the letter notes. “Nonetheless, they want assist from the federal authorities as the sector continues to face targets from refined cyber adversaries and nation-states. We sit up for working with Congress to offer acceptable assist for hospitals and well being techniques and guarantee shut cooperation between the federal authorities and the well being care subject.”