August 22, 2023

HHS: ARPA-H project to strengthen healthcare cybersecurity

Editor's Note

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) announced that it is seeking proposals through September 7 to help fund and develop cybersecurity technologies for healthcare systems, clinics, and healthcare-related devices,  the August 17 WIRED reports.

The Digital Health Security project leaders are seeking broad and diverse submissions associated with vulnerability detection, software hardening, system patching, and expansion or development of security protocols. Submissions will be accepted from academic and nonprofit researchers or commercial industry.

The agency notes that it wants to ensure that distribution of the technologies is equitable, so all systems regardless of size or location can implement them.


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