White Papers

Jan 24, 2022
This white paper provides guidance on how health care organizations can reduce health disparities related to racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or…
Dec 14, 2021
Spanning seven states, the Providence family of organizations delivers the same high standard of excellence in every area we serve, from rural communities to large cities. During more than 25 million patient visits each year, we are creating health for a better world and enabling our patients to…
Apr 29, 2021
William Barker Dakota Consulting Gaithersburg, MD William Polk Applied Cybersecurity Division Information Technology Laboratory Murugiah Souppaya Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory This publication is available free of charge from: https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.CSWP.…
Mar 31, 2021
The purpose of this document is to present the outcomes of the survey and to understand what measures exist to prevent and face acts of violence within healthcare organizations.
Mar 8, 2021
Regulators should prohibit health insurers from preventing hospitals and physicians in their networks from directly acquiring and storing drugs used in patient care. A number of large health insurers are requiring these providers to accept drugs purchased or handled by their own or affiliated…
Dec 1, 2020
Health care coverage is eroding for many Americans as some health insurers are restricting access to services through administrative barriers and inappropriately withholding reimbursement from providers. The American Hospital Association released this white paper to examine a number of these…
Jul 8, 2020
Anticipating questions from nonprofit hospitals and health systems about the considerations involved in restructuring, including bankruptcy, as a result of the ongoing devastating financial impact of COVID-19,
Oct 15, 2019
In early June 2019, Emotet, an advanced modular banking Trojan, attempted to communicate with 214 command and control (C2) IP addresses for initial instructions, indicating cyber actors recently made modifications or updates to Emotet malware or infrastructure. Immediately following, the Emotet…
Aug 16, 2019
As a follow-up to our June 6, 2019 white paper on BlueKeep, this report documents a recent alert from Microsoft concerning two similar remote desktop protocol (RDP) vulnerabilities, entitled BlueKeep 2 and BlueKeep 3, together dubbed “DejaBlue.”
May 30, 2019
In this members-only white paper by the AHA Center for Health Innovation, John Riggi, senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk at the AHA, and Edward You, supervisory special agent for weapons of mass destruction at the FBI, outline growing concern among the FBI, Congress and some health care…