CHIME issues statement on 2016 Omnibus spending package
The 2016 Omnibus spending package, signed into law by President Obama, includes language seeking to improve information sharing about and protection against cyber threats. CHIME Board of Trustees Chair Charles E. Christian, CHCIO, LCHIME, FCHIME, issued the following statement:
The Cybersecurity Act of 2015, particularly Section 405, recognizes that the healthcare industry faces unique challenges in safeguarding patient information. We believe that the act will not only improve information sharing among key stakeholders, but also help healthcare providers understand and adopt best practices.