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The distribution arm of medical supplier Henry Schein was shut down by a cyber attack on October 15. According to SecurityWeek, the company’s 1 million global customers could not place orders, and shipments were halted. The company said its practice management software was not impacted, however. 

Now what: Cyber attacks are increasing in frequency as well as the scale of their financial impact on healthcare organizations and their partners. “Have a secondary supplier to fall back on if one supplier experiences interruptions for any reason,” says Alan Ayers, MBA, MAcc, president of Experity Networks and Practice Management Editor of JUCM.

Supplier Hit By Cyber Attack