Fact Sheet – Population Health

Fact Sheet

The Population Health ISAO is a cyber intelligence community for healthcare providers working together to meet regulatory requirements, reduce cyber risk and identify cyber threats in the healthcare environment.

The Population Health Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO)

The Population Health ISAO is designed to promote cyber-readiness and resilience for small to medium health organizations such as federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), behavioral health centers, long-term care facilities, and community or rural hospitals. Under Presidential Executive Order 13691, ISAOs are to help organizations meet security requirements by providing cyber- and security-related resources and training.

Why Join the Population Heath ISAO?

The Population Health ISAO helps your health organization mitigate security risk to keep your business viable.
Why your organization should take cyber-readiness seriously and join the Population Health ISAO:

REASON 1. Increasing prevalence of attacks to the healthcare sector:

  • In Q1 2017, phishing and ransomware attacks became more prevalent worldwide with ransomware increasing 250%.
  • In Q2 2017, there were more publicly disclosed security incidents in the life sciences and healthcare industry than in any other sector.

REASON 2. Small to mid-sized health systems and providers face extreme challenges to be cyber-ready. According to the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, challenges include the lack of infrastructure to identify and track threats, and technical capacity to analyze the threat data in order to quickly translate it into actionable information.

REASON 3. Federal requirements such as Meaningful Use and HIPAA Security Rule.

Through Executive Order 13691, the Population Health ISAO protects the privacy and civil liberties of individuals, preserves business confidentiality and safeguards your organizations’ information to keep your business safe from harm and penalties, while increasing the nation’s ability to protect public health and safety, national security and economic security.