Joint Commission Announces Sentinel Event Alert 67: Preserving Patient Safety After a Cyberattack

Published: 08/16/2023

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there were 707 data breaches in 2022, exposing more than 51.9 million patient records. The most common locations for breaches were network servers and email.

Healthcare organizations must do all that they can to prevent a cyberattack such as decreasing access points for penetration, removing devices with old or obsolete operating systems and providing staff training about email security.  Phishing is a top threat. According to HIMSS, m

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