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Ten best practices for healthcare cybersecurity

Jeremy L. Belanger (jbelanger@chapmanlawgroup.com) is a healthcare attorney with the Troy, MI office of Chapman Law Group.

Technological advances have contributed to the increased quality of patient care and reduced costs in providing care, but they have also greatly increased the threat of cyberattacks. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that “health care has the highest cost for data breaches.” Thus, pursuant to the congressional mandate contained in the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, HHS along with partner groups and cybersecurity experts has released guidance (Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices) on the best practices to address cybersecurity threats facing the healthcare industry.[1]

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