New laws to improve cybersecurity in the healthcare industry and to remove barriers that impede the expanded use of telehealth technology are among the legislative acts being sought by the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society, which publicized its “wish list” during National Health IT Week.

In the face of massive amounts of patient information being stolen by hackers, and with providers facing financial, reputational and patient safety ramifications, HIMSS is offering a series of cybersecurity policy recommendations to members of Congress.

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