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EDM Friday Briefing: September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Recent events have introduced changes to the medical field, including online appointments and medical assistance, known as telehealth technology. Ensuring safe, secure connections and communication during these online appointments between medical providers or EMS (emergency medical services) and patients is the focus of a new draft project by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The project, “Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk in Telehealth Smart Home Integration,” is encouraging EMS and other public agencies to submit comments online before October 4, 2021.