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Hospital Cyberattacks Linked to Increase in Heart Attack Mortality

November 11, 2019


Ransomware attacks and data breaches targeting hospitals may cause a higher mortality rate among heart patients in the months and years after an incident, Vanderbilt University researchers report, as breach remediation time interferes with patient care and outcomes.

Researchers with Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management analyzed healthcare data breaches recorded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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