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Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Cyberattacks and data breaches are common at health care facilities, and they can put patients' health at risk. Hospitals are behind the curve in beefing up defenses, industry analysts say.

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Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

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