Health care organizations’ IT systems are critical to the nation’s wellbeing. Cyberattacks on them could, for example, put patient privacy at risk or disrupt essential telehealth services.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) efforts to address cybersecurity and found positives as well as a need for improved collaboration.
There are five entities under HHS, including the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) and the Healthcare Threat Operations Center (HTOC).
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