Chief Healthcare Executive February 24, 2024
Ron Southwick

Change Healthcare is grappling with a cybersecurity incident. Change, which is part of Optum, provides healthcare technology services to hospitals. Health systems are worried about potential ripple effects.

Hospitals are seeing the impact from the cyberattack that has hit Change Healthcare, and health systems are worried about the possibility of wider disruptions.

UnitedHealth Group, the parent company of Optum, which includes Change Healthcare, said in an SEC filing the incident was discovered Wed., Feb. 21. Optum said Friday it had disconnected Change Healthcare’s systems and is highly confident that UnitedHealthcare systems and Optum’s systems have not been affected.

Hospitals are anxious about the ramifications of the attack, John Riggi, the national advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital...

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