September 8th 2023
The midwestern hospital system and the physician group are striving to restore full systems. They’re caring for patients, but some services have been affected.
August 25th 2023
Singing River Health System says it’s had to take computer systems offline. The system continues to see patients, but some services have been disrupted.
August 22nd 2023
The number of health data breaches dropped in the first half of 2023, but more people are being affected, a new report from Critical Insight says. Analysts say attackers are shifting tactics.
August 21st 2023
The commission outlines several steps for maintaining care and services. A key point: Hospitals should prepare to operate under downtime procedures for weeks.
August 8th 2023
Prospect Medical Holdings said it had to take systems offline, and several hospitals cited interruptions to care, including elective surgeries and some outpatient services.
Building a cybersecurity team: Hiring in a competitive market | Viewpoint
Organizations are vying for the same pool of talented professionals. It's important to find the right skills and the right attitude.
About 1.7 million Oregon Health Plan members affected by data breach
A company that provides services to the health plan notified customers of the breach. Plan members are urged to get credit monitoring.
Cyber hygiene for medical devices: What the FDA's new guidelines mean for providers | Viewpoint
There are several areas where providers will need to remain vigilant in order to protect their patients and maintain operational integrity.
Average cost of healthcare data breach rises to nearly $11M
The average cost has risen more than 50% since 2020, according to a new report from IBM Security. Healthcare breaches are more expensive than any other sector.
FTC, HHS warn hospitals of risks from online tracking tools, and potential penalties
Federal agencies say the technology could disclose patient data. Some breaches have been tied to the technology, and the FTC has begun issuing fines.
Summit in Seattle: American Hospital Association conference kicks off
With topics such as finances, the workforce, and cybersecurity, healthcare leaders will find scores of fascinating conversations. Chief Healthcare Executive is in Seattle for the conference.
HCA Healthcare discloses data breach affecting as many as 11 million patients
HCA says it appears to be a theft from a location used to send email messages to patients. The company says the breach did not include patient clinical or financial information.
After a lull, ransomware attacks on hospitals are rising again
More than 200 attacks have been reported in the first half of the year, says John Riggi of the American Hospital Association. He talks about the dangers and what hospitals should be doing.
The most popular stories from Chief Healthcare Executive in the first half of 2023
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Here are the 10 biggest health data breaches in the first half of 2023
Tens of millions of Americans have been affected by data breaches in the first six months of the year.
Healthcare ransomware in 2023: Extortion and the double-data shakedown | Viewpoint
Health systems must minimize private health data liability so that, if they do get compromised, they can manage the fallout, David Ting writes.
Paying the ransom: Hospitals face hard choices in cyberattacks | Special Report
Federal authorities say organizations shouldn’t give into ransom demands. But even cybersecurity experts say the answers aren’t always easy.
After cyberattack and other financial woes, an Illinois hospital closes its doors
St. Margaret’s Health in Spring Valley shut down Friday night. Local officials say the closure will have a profound impact.
Here are 5 key strategies for defending your network from ransom attacks | Viewpoint
Organizations focus on training employees against social engineering attacks. But they risk leaving themselves open to attacks that exploit network software vulnerabilities.
PharMerica health data breach affects more than 5.8 million people: Officials
The company has been notifying those affected. PharMerica says it isn’t aware of any identity theft or fraud.
Hospitals and cybersecurity: The government is giving greater attention and scrutiny
The White House has issued a national strategy and authorities are going after bad actors. But federal officials are asking questions about what health systems are doing to protect themselves.
How the Scripps Health cyberattack affected other hospitals
A new study examines how the ransomware attack led to higher volume at surrounding hospitals. The authors say hospitals must develop emergency plans to respond to attacks.
Highlights from HIMSS: AI and other hot topics
Artificial intelligence dominated the health technology conference, but it wasn’t the only fascinating topic of discussion.
Expect AI-powered cyberattacks targeting health systems | HIMSS 2023
A panel at the HIMSS conference says artificial intelligence will be used to produce more sophisticated malware and phishing. But AI offers new potential in protecting organizations.
Dealing with cyberattacks: Understanding how to prepare and respond | HIMSS 2023
Hospitals and health systems need good response plans for cybersecurity incidents, and that includes notifying insurers and testing response plans.
Cybersecurity in health systems hampered by lack of talent | HIMSS 2023
Organizations are struggling to find and keep skilled cybersecurity pros, and that’s emerging as a top concern of health IT leaders.
HIMSS Conference kicks off in Chicago: What you need to know
As the big annual healthcare technology event begins today, here’s a rundown of some of the highlights and big themes.
CommonSpirit Health identifies hospitals hit in ransomware attack
The Chicago-based system identified dozens of facilities that could have been affected.
Here are the 10 biggest health data breaches in the first quarter of 2023
Millions of Americans have been affected by the disclosure of private health data. Health systems continue to see more cyberattacks and breaches.
Three tips for hospitals to combat cybersecurity threats | TJ Ramsey
Attacks against healthcare providers are increasing in severity, with hackers demanding multiple ransomware payments.
Nine from ViVE: Takeaways from the digital health conference
The four-day event drew thousands of healthcare leaders to Nashville. Here are some thoughts from conversations and panels in Music City.
Microsoft leaders on cybersecurity: ‘Healthcare is very vulnerable’ | ViVE Conference
Two executives from the tech giant talk about how the threat landscape for hospitals has changed in the COVID-19 pandemic. They also touted Microsoft’s new AI-powered security product.
Salwa Rafee of Accenture: ‘Healthcare cybersecurity is patient safety’ | ViVE Conference
Cybersecurity is a big topic at the conference, and in the healthcare industry. In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Rafee says providers have a lot of work to do.
FBI: Healthcare hit with most ransomware attacks of any critical sector
Ransomware attacks on health systems have been rising. A new report finds the health sector easily topped other key infrastructure areas such as manufacturing and financial services.
Sen. Mark Warner talks about cybersecurity in healthcare: ‘Lives are at stake’
In this interview, the U.S. senator from Virginia talks about why cybersecurity merits much more attention as a public health threat.
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