November 11, 2022
A new report from the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee highlights the growing cybersecurity challenges facing health care.
The report, “Cybersecurity is Patient Safety,” focuses on policy options in the health care sector. It’s the latest in a series of initiatives seeking to protect hospital operations and patient care from a growing list of digital threats.
“Cyberattacks can be detrimental to patient safety, as they can lock physicians out of treatment tools, shut down hospital equipment used for care, and create backlogs that delay appointments and treatment,” the report notes.
Among the points of emphasis in the report:
HAP will continue to monitor the latest cybersecurity developments and provide updates to members.
The report is available to review online.
For more information, contact Jason Tomashunas, MS, CHEP, HAP manager, emergency management. John Riggi, the AHA’s senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, also offers coverage and resources about health care cybersecurity.
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