AMA, AHA partner on COVID-19 cyber threats guidance for hospitals, physicians
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The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association have teamed up to help healthcare organizations respond to a rise in cyber threats exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHY IT MATTERS
The two organizations have drawn particular attention to the risks posed by telehealth and remote work environments, and have published a paper that offers guidance to help healthcare organizations strengthen home- or hospital-based computers, networks and medical devices.
The paper recommends using a virtual private network and/or a cloud-based service to securely access the practice-management system and patient data and diagnostic images stored in electronic health records.
Additional considerations include ...