UPMC, Highmark + HCA join cybersecurity initiative aimed at reducing third-party risk

Several health systems and other healthcare companies have signed on to an organization that aims to protect the industry from cybersecurity risks involving third-party vendors.

The Health 3rd Party Trust Initiative and Council, or Health3PT, said Jan. 11 it plans to team up to better assess and manage third-party cybersecurity.

While about half of healthcare organizations have suffered a recent third-party data breach, according to a study from software vendor SecureLink, less than a third of them monitor their cybersecurity exposure in real time from outside vendors, IT consulting firm Gartner found.

Its members include cybersecurity executives from:

Health systems:

— Centura Health (Centennial, Colo.)

— HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.)

— Highmark Health (Pittsburgh)

— Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)

— Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta)

— St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho)

— Tufts Medicine (Burlington, Mass.)

— UPMC (Pittsburgh)

Other organizations:

— AmeriHealth Caritas

— AmerisourceBergen

— Attest Health Care Advisors


— Evolent Health

— Health Care Service Corp.

— Healthix

— HealthStream

— Highmark BCBS

— Humana

— Premera Blue Cross

— Virtual Health

— Walgreens

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