Change Breach & Healthcare’s Cyber Threats

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Change Breach & Healthcare’s Cyber Threats

March 15, 2024

Change Breach & Healthcare’s Cyber Threats

Change Healthcare, which processes 15 billion healthcare claims per year, was knocked out by a cyberattack in February. It’s still not back online. Providers aren’t getting paid, prior authorizations aren’t happening, and the Biden Administration is stepping in.

How vulnerable is healthcare to cyber-attacks? And can anything be done?

(1:18) What happened with Change Healthcare?
(3:40) What are the ripple effects of the Change Healthcare cyber-attack?
(8:35) Cybersecurity and critical infrastructure warfare
(11:32) What makes healthcare vulnerable to cyber-attacks? 
(19:46) Securing hospitals: challenges and solutions 
(25:47) How can we work with the government to protect ourselves from cyber-attacks?

CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. 

Gregory T. Garcia is a cybersecurity expert with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He currently leads the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Cybersecurity Working Group. Previously, he served as the nation’s first Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this role, he played a key role in developing national cybersecurity initiatives.

Greg has also held leadership positions in the financial sector and has advocated for cybersecurity policy at the federal level. He has a proven track record of bringing together different stakeholders to develop and implement effective cybersecurity solutions.

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