OIG: Gaps in CMS ERM Puts Genomic Data Security at Risk

Health IT Security

Lisa Gentes-Hunt

A newly released report is pointing out a flaw with CMS Enterprise Risk Management processes that leaves genomic data security liable.

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s July 8 report notes that CMS did not account for national security risks in its Enterprise Risk Management processes (ERM), putting genomic data security at risk.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) performed the audit, after congress made the request, following a previous OIG audit that “determined that national security risks were not adequately considered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH.)”

“Specifically, we found that...

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