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AHA Testimony for Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Cybersecurity | AHA

April 17, 2024
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
John Riggi, the National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk at the American Hospital Association (AHA), testified about the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, highlighting its significant impact on the U.S. healthcare system, including disruptions to patient care and financial strains on healthcare providers. Representing AHA’s vast network, Riggi stressed the organization's commitment to cybersecurity and its collaborative efforts with federal agencies to enhance protections against cyber threats. He detailed the extensive consequences of the Change Healthcare attack, including compromised patient care, financial losses for healthcare providers, and the ongoing challenges in restoring operations. Riggi also discussed the AHA’s recommendations for legislative and administrative actions to improve cybersecurity resilience within the healthcare sector and mitigate the impacts of future attacks. His testimony underscored the need for a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity that includes support for affected providers and a strong offensive strategy against cyber adversaries.
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