HHS Offers Contract to Enhance Cyber Security of Health IT Initiatives

HHS recently announced it will offer a new contract aimed at reducing cyber security risks in Health IT as reported by Healthcare IT News

The contract is being offered to companies that already have a 2009 HHS program support centre task order. Companies that do not have a task order possibly could participate as subcontractors.

HHS officials said the contract will focus on relating health IT to the cyber security priorities outlined in a May 2009 White House report. The priorities include:

  • Identity management;
  • Incident response;
  • Interagency cyber security cooperation;
  • Raising public awareness;
  • Research and development; and
  • Strategic planning.

HHS said the contract also will help the agency develop future cyber security policies.