Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, announced new efforts in ongoing work to protect the healthcare sector from cyberattacks. What’s new is a set of cybersecurity performance goals that are designed to improve the response to attacks and minimize residual risk. A recent analysis by HHS reports that federal law enforcement agencies are now treating cyberattacks on hospitals as “threat to life” crimes, and that rural hospitals face additional challenges, including antiquated hardware and software systems, rising cybersecurity insurance premiums, and securing talent with the right technical skills.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in
The U.S. has a violent child death problem. Developing strategies to prevent violent child deaths death from firearms and traffic crashes is a demanding task that requires consideration of numerous upstream, interrelated, and tangential issues. To help safety advocates develop strategies to prevent violent child death, we compiled five frameworks to help: Understand and explain …
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Gun violence and traffic crashes may seem like unpredictable events. But they are not random. They are systematic. Data reveal trends and patterns in gun violence and traffic crashes that can help us identify risk factors and protective factors. This is especially important for addressing violent child deaths. So what does the data show? Join …
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From Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: The HHS released voluntary cybersecurity goals for healthcare and public health organizations on Wednesday, as the industry grapples with increasing large data breaches and ransomware […]
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Office for Civil Rights issues report to reduce barriers and increase access to persons with limited English proficiency Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a report summarizing the progress the Department has made on improving the provision of meaningful access to language assistance services […]
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Approximately 61 million Americans live in rural, tribal, and geographically isolated communities across the United States. These communities often experience significant health inequities. Compared to urban Americans, rural Americans are more likely to have heart disease, stroke, cancer, unintentional injuries, suicide risk, and chronic lung disease, and have higher death rates from COVID-19. As clinicians, […]
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