Data Security

Modern Health IT Infrastructure Key to Health Data Security

November 17, 2017 - Protecting HHS data systems and beneficiaries from cybersecurity threats is one of the top threats the agency must overcome, according to OIG’s 2017 Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing HHS. The threats need to be addressed using health IT infrastructure tools to ensure HHS data is protected. The amount of healthcare data being stored is growing exponentially as organizations...

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