Mandatory cyber requirements after Change Healthcare attack opposed by health sector

The American Hospital Association has opposed mandatory cybersecurity requirements proposed for the healthcare sector following the ransomware attack against Change Healthcare, which has resulted in widespread prescription processing outages across the U.S.

“Imposing fines or cutting Medicare payments would diminish hospital resources needed to combat cybercrime and would be counterproductive to our shared goal of preventing cyberattacks,” wrote AHA President Richard Pollack in a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senate Finance Committee ranking member Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho. Wyden noted that the pushback was expected.

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Source: SC Media