Healthcare IT News December 3, 2021
An researcher from CISA describes the findings of a report, which finds the U.S. healthcare infrastructure in “critical condition” thanks to COVID-19 and the disruption of ransomware and other security threats.
This past September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency published a report designed to assess the health of the nation’s hospitals and health systems.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the report, “Provide Medical Care is in Critical Condition: Analysis and Stakeholder Decision Support to Minimize Further Harm,” doesn’t offer encouraging news.
It finds the nationwide infrastructure enabling provision of medical care – one of CISA’s 55 National Critical Functions – to be severely strained by the COVID-19 pandemic and all the clinical, financial, workforce and supply chain...