HITRUST, AMA partner to offer physicians cyber risk education

The Health Information Trust Alliance and the American Medical Association have teamed up to offer physicians and their staff cybersecurity workshops.

The trainings will focus on information risk management and HIPAA compliance, as well as actionable takeaways and insights for cybersecurity, such as how to perform a risk assessment. They will provide targeted guidance to small practices, which often lack resources to educate staff on cyber hygiene.  

The workshops are scheduled to run for two hours and will be held across the country in conjunction with the HITRUST Community Extension Program, beginning Oct. 9 at Children's Health in Dallas.

"As cyber threats continue to increase, the AMA believes it is important to arm small practices with the tools they need to keep their practices — and their patients' information — secure," said AMA President David O. Barbe, MD. "We look forward to working with HITRUST to help small practices manage the cybersecurity challenges they may be facing."

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