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HIMSS Announces Position on Cybersecurity

HIMSS recommends a call to action to fortify the healthcare community from cyber-attacks.

Calling on the healthcare community at-large to work together, and with cyber experts from other sectors, HIMSS has outlined through the position statement how a future state in which all are prepared to defend against increasingly sophisticated and numerous cyber-attacks can be achieved.  HIMSS encourages providers, vendors, security researchers, payers, patient-centered groups, policy-makers, and others to proactively exchange information about threats, threat actors, vulnerabilities, and mitigation information. 

HIMSS expresses confidence that, through cooperation and focused efforts, key stakeholders can overcome policy, cultural and financial roadblocks, and other barriers that inhibit the development of cyber solutions that work.  

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HIMSS; cybersecurity; privacy and security