Kali Durgampudi is the chief technology officer at Zelis, a leading payments company in healthcare.
Hospital cybersecurity breaches hit an all-time high in 2021, with 45 million individuals affected by healthcare cyberattacks, up from 34 million in 2020. The number of cyberattacks against healthcare organizations has tripled since 2018, a pattern that has been replicated across the healthcare ecosystem. Attacks against health plans increased by 35% from 2020 to 2021, and attacks on third-party vendors increased by 18% during the same time frame.
This pattern shows no signs of slowing down in 2022. In April of this year,