Bradley Merrill Thompson Quoted in “Health Privacy Official’s Departure Unlikely to Rock the Boat”

Bloomberg BNA

Bradley Merrill Thompson, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA, in “Health Privacy Official’s Departure Unlikely to Rock the Boat,” by James Swann.

Following is an excerpt:

There’s a growing consensus that cybersecurity is an issue that regulators need to focus on more, and it’s not surprising that lawmakers feel the HHS needs a more coordinated strategy across the entire department, Bradley Merrill Thompson, a Washington-based health-care attorney with Epstein Becker & Green PC, told Bloomberg Law.

The new position shouldn’t replace ongoing cybersecurity initiatives within HHS agencies like the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration, but overall it’s a good thing, Thompson said.

One wrinkle in the bill is the absence of any additional appropriations for the position.

“That means HHS has to do this work instead of something else,” Thompson said.