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GAO Makes 7 Recommendations to HHS to Improve Cybersecurity Coordination

Healthcare Innovation

David Raths

Recommendations include coordinating cybersecurity information sharing between Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center, Healthcare Threat Operations Center

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has made seven recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services to improve its collaboration and coordination on cybersecurity within the department and with the healthcare sector.

In explaining why it conducted the study, the GAO said that HHS and the healthcare and public health sector rely heavily on information systems to fulfill their missions, including delivering healthcare-related services and responding to national health emergencies, such as COVID-19. Federal laws and guidance have set requirements for HHS to address cybersecurity within the department and the sector. Federal guidance also requires collaboration and coordination to strengthen cybersecurity at HHS and in...

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