NE: CHI Health officials say virus introduced to health system’s network by third-party vendor’s infected device

So let’s be honest:  how often do you monitor your third-party vendors or business associates to ensure that the devices they may connect to your network are free from malware?

Julie Anderson reports:

CHI Health has caught a virus, but it’s not the kind the health system is used to battling.

Dr. Cliff Robertson, CHI Health’s chief executive, said that this week, a device brought in by a third-party vendor introduced a virus, also known as malware, into the health system’s network.

The virus affected some hospitals and clinics within the health care system Tuesday and Wednesday, he said. But he stressed that it did not result in an external breach or hack of patient information or disrupt patient care.

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