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US health officials call for surge in funding and support for hospitals in wake of cyberattacks that diverted ambulances
December 6, 2023
Contributed by: Bill Russell
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to increase federal funding for cybersecurity in rural hospitals and impose stricter fines for inadequate security. New plan addresses ongoing cyberattacks disrupting healthcare. Plan implementation depends on securing increased Congress funding. Cybersecurity lack in small healthcare providers is critical issue. Federal policies must accelerate to mitigate increasing harms to public safety and trust.