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CommonSpirit takes IT systems offline amid cybersecurity incident

"An IT security issue” has been impacting several of CommonSpirit Health's facilities across the country. Some of its hospitals in Nebraska, Iowa and Washington have taken their EHRs offline due to the incident. Experts say the incident serves as an important reminder that providers need to go all in on cybersecurity, as healthcare organizations remain a prime target for hackers.

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.