GAO: HHS Has Failed to Act on Security Recommendations

May 4, 2020

GAO: HHS Has Failed to Act on Security Recommendations

The Department of Health and Human Services has yet to implement dozens of "high priority" recommendations, including several related to enhancing its cybersecurity and reducing the risk of fraud, according to a new report from a watchdog agency that made the recommendations.

The Government Accountability Office says it has made more than three dozen "high priority" recommendations to HHS over the last four years that have yet to be implemented. Those include at least seven related to health information technology and cybersecurity as well as several others related to efforts aimed at reducing fraud risk, including at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Clyde Hewitt and David Holtzman, Executive Advisors at CynergisTek contribute in this article which focuses on the three dozen "high priority" recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) that have yet to be implemented. The recommendations include at least seven related to health information technology and cybersecurity as well as several others related to efforts aimed at reducing fraud risk, including at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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