Physicians Practice February 23, 2024
Allen Alishahi

With healthcare data breaches approaching a boiling point, care providers need to adopt an approach that prioritizes operational continuity.

Even with a staggering rise in health care data breaches over the last several years, many consumers imagine attacks on health care systems as run-of-the-mill stolen patient data and financial records. But these attacks can go much further than that.

In August 2021, the Memorial Health System, a network of 64 clinics and hospitals across Ohio and West Virginia, was hit with a ransomware attack that caused staff to lose access to its information technology (IT) systems. This devastating cyberattack didn’t only compromise patient medical records. Rather, it completely halted operations at dozens of the network’s clinics and hospitals, causing surgeries...

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Health IT, Provider, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends
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