HDA Statement on Change Healthcare Cyberattack

March 08, 2024

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) released a statement regarding the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare:  

“HDA and its healthcare distributor members understand the significant effects of the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare, particularly on our healthcare provider, pharmacy and hospital customers. Accordingly, our industry supports efforts to mitigate the significant disruptions delaying our provider partners and, ultimately, patients.

“We stand with our supply chain colleagues — and urge HHS and CMS, as well as state officials, to implement solutions to mitigate the reverberating effects this attack has had on healthcare providers and the patients in their care. To this end, we support recent recommendations by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the American Hospital Association, whose collective members have borne the brunt of this malicious attack.

“Looking forward, our industry is committed to working collaboratively with supply chain stakeholders and others to strengthen our nation’s cyber defenses — through our own Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) and other public-private partnerships, such as the HPH Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) — so that we can build resilience against future cyber incidents that may disrupt or disable the nation’s critical healthcare infrastructure.” 

About HDA

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s nonprofit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.