The Push to Allow Cybersecurity Technology Donations

Under federal law, smaller healthcare provider organizations can accept certain donations of e-prescription and electronic health records technology and services from hospitals. But they can’t accept similar donations of cybersecurity technologies. An advisory council is again urging the Department of Health and Human Services to eliminate that prohibition.The Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council is appealing to HHS to modify federal anti-kickback regulations to allow certain resource-strapped healthcare providers to accept the donation of cybersecurity technology and services.Greg Garcia, executive director of the Joint Cybersecurity Working Group of HCSS, tells Information Security Media Group that the healthcare sector is becoming more aware of cybersecurity threats.