NIST Looks to Test Security of Health Information Exchange

NIST to test cybersecurity in health information exchangeNIST Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency that operates as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Established in 1902 the NIST core mission is to advance science, standards, and technology  to enhance economic security. NIST carries out this mission in part by conducting research to help U.S. companies improve products and services.  One new area of concern is cybersecurity and last week NIST posted an announcement in the Federal Register inviting organizations to participate in a project to test data security through health information exchange. Project participation is open to all interested organizations.

The project will be run through and be coordinated by NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) with an overall goal of developing a secure platform whereby small healthcare providers can Continue here to read full article…