Practices to guard against cyberattacks 

Health care and security experts from the public and private sectors have recently released a packet of materials to help physicians guard against cyberattacks. Particular attention has been paid to small medical practices. The main document (Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices) explores the five most relevant and current threats to physician offices and recommends 10 cybersecurity practices to help mitigate these threats. Technical volumes 1 and 2 provides the “how” so physicians and office administrators can implement these practices in their small, medium or large health care organizations.

LINK 1: Cybersecurity practices for the health industry

LINK 2: Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients

LINK 3: Technical Volume 1: Cybersecurity Practices for Small Health Care Organizations

LINK 4: Technical Volume 2: Cybersecurity Practices for Medium and Large Health Care Organizations

Digital health technology adoption requires medical cybersecurity

According to a first-of-its kind survey, physicians are greatly concerned about the theft of private patient information and loss of access to critical medication lists, diagnoses and lab results.

The research also showed the physician perspective is often missing from many major cybersecurity efforts. 

The AMA is well-positioned to better include the physician input in cybersecurity efforts going forward.

Medical cybersecurity issues

The main findings identified three key themes:

1. Cybersecurity Is a patient safety issue

2. Physician practices rely on health IT vendors for network and system security

3. HIPAA compliance Is not enough to protect patient records

Physician cybersecurity resources

The AMA has also developed tips and advice on protecting your computers and network to keep your patient health records and other data safe from cyberattacks.

Download and share with your staff and IT:

PDF 1: How to improve your cybersecurity practices

PDF 2: Cybersecurity checklist for office computers

PDF 3: Protect your practice and your patients from cybersecurity threats

PDF 4: Infographic: Cybersecurity in health care

Cybersecurity improvements

The AMA continues its work to improve health care cybersecurity. 

LINK 5: AMA letter to OIG on “Solicitation of new Safe Harbors and Special Fraud Alerts"

LINK 6: AMA letter to Congress on cybersecurity and the use of legacy technologies in health care

LINK 7: AMA letter to FDA on "Developing a Software Precertification Program: A Working Model"

LINK 8: AMA statement to FDA on intersection of big data, privacy and competition

Practices to guard against cyberattacks 

Health care and security experts from the public and private sectors have recently released a packet of materials to help physicians guard against cyberattacks. Particular attention has been paid to small medical practices. The main document (Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices) explores the five most relevant and current threats to physician offices and recommends 10 cybersecurity practices to help mitigate these threats. Technical volumes 1 and 2 provides the “how” so physicians and office administrators can implement these practices in their small, medium or large health care organizations.

LINK 1: Cybersecurity practices for the health industry

LINK 2: Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients

LINK 3: Technical Volume 1: Cybersecurity Practices for Small Health Care Organizations

LINK 4: Technical Volume 2: Cybersecurity Practices for Medium and Large Health Care Organizations

Digital health technology adoption requires medical cybersecurity

According to a first-of-its kind survey, physicians are greatly concerned about the theft of private patient information and loss of access to critical medication lists, diagnoses and lab results.

The research also showed the physician perspective is often missing from many major cybersecurity efforts. 

The AMA is well-positioned to better include the physician input in cybersecurity efforts going forward.

Medical cybersecurity issues

The main findings identified three key themes:

1. Cybersecurity Is a patient safety issue

2. Physician practices rely on health IT vendors for network and system security

3. HIPAA compliance Is not enough to protect patient records

Physician cybersecurity resources

The AMA has also developed tips and advice on protecting your computers and network to keep your patient health records and other data safe from cyberattacks.

Download and share with your staff and IT:

PDF 1: How to improve your cybersecurity practices

PDF 2: Cybersecurity checklist for office computers

PDF 3: Protect your practice and your patients from cybersecurity threats

PDF 4: Infographic: Cybersecurity in health care

Cybersecurity improvements

The AMA continues its work to improve health care cybersecurity. 

LINK 5: AMA letter to OIG on “Solicitation of new Safe Harbors and Special Fraud Alerts"

LINK 6: AMA letter to Congress on cybersecurity and the use of legacy technologies in health care

LINK 7: AMA letter to FDA on "Developing a Software Precertification Program: A Working Model"

LINK 8: AMA statement to FDA on intersection of big data, privacy and competition

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