General Election 2017: Industry Reaction Your Doctor’s Office Is Vulnerable to Hackers, but Congress Could Change That


Bernadette Broccolo said that hospitals in the mid-2000s wanted to help smaller providers purchase interoperable electronic records technology for their offices but were prevented from doing so by the self-referral and anti-kickback laws. Because the same situation exists today with cybersecurity technology, congressional action to relax the laws and allow technology sharing could help prevent cyberattacks.