“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General discovered risks in the ways the National Institutes of Health shares its sensitive data, including the controls of permitted access to sensitive NIH data.”
“OIG audited NIH to determine whether the biomedical research agency had adequate controls in place around permitting and monitoring access to sensitive NIH data. Officials used applicable Federal regulations and guidance to make the determination around NIH policies, procedures, and supporting documentation, along with interviews of NIH employees.”
“Officials found that NIH needs to improve controls around permitting access to data and provided the agency with a detailed report that included recommendations. Further…” Read the full article here.
Source: OIG Finds Security Risks in NIH Data Sharing Processes, Controls – By Jessica Davis, February 13, 2019. HealthITSecurity.