Health IT Security April 11, 2024
Jill McKeon

A well-practiced runbook helped Health First, an integrated delivery network in Florida, swiftly respond to the Change Healthcare cyberattack, though not without lessons learned.

Few US healthcare organizations were left unscathed when Change Healthcare fell victim to a cyberattack in late February. After all, Change Healthcare, which is part of Optum and owned by UnitedHealth Group (UHG), processes 15 billion healthcare transactions annually and touches one in three US patient records.

In the weeks since the incident occurred, healthcare practices of all sizes have reported widespread financial and operational impacts.

From an IT security perspective, the cyberattack forced healthcare organizations nationwide to activate incident response plans, lean on their third-party risk management strategies, and coordinate with teams across the organization...

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