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New Briefs: March 18, 2019

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has asked federal agency officials and health industry stakeholders how they believe the federal government can help protect the industry from cyberattacks. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services, CMS and the Food and Drug Administration, plus the American Hospital Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans and the American Medical Association to ask for advice on what security steps could be adopted industry-wide, and whether federal policymakers should make changes to laws or regulations. “I would like to work with you and other industry stakeholders to develop a short and long term strategy for reducing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the health care sector,” Warner wrote. Read more at

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