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In brief: Another cyberattack, DOJ task force on monopolies & AI use in health care 

May 15, 2024HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS – Ascension Healthcare has announced it detected unusual activity on select technology systems on May 8 and now believes it is due to a cybersecurity event.  The large health system says it has engaged Mandiant, a third-party expert, to assist in the investigation and remediation process, and it has notified the appropriate authorities.  “We responded immediately, initiated our investigation and activated our remediation efforts,” a spokesperson said. “Access...

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DOJ targets health care monopolies, collusion 

May 14, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice has formed a Task Force on Health Care Monopolies and Collusion (HCMC) within its Antitrust Division to guide its enforcement strategy and policy approach, including by facilitating advocacy, investigations and, where warranted, civil and criminal enforcement in health care markets.  “Every year, Americans spend trillions of dollars on health care, money that is increasingly being gobbled up by a small number of payers, providers and...

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