UPGRADE program

UPGRADE for Healthcare Cybersecurity

ARPA-H (the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health), an agency under HHS, announced on May 20th the launch of a new cybersecurity effort aimed at helping IT teams secure and defend hospital and other healthcare networks. The program, Universal PatchinG and Remediation for Autonomous DEfense (or UPGRADE), is receiving over $50M in government funding to counter the increase in cyberattacks and ransomware targeting the healthcare industry.

NJ Non-profit Hospitals Get Tax Break

NJ Non-profit Hospitals Get Tax Break

A 2021 law drafted as a compromise between tax-exempt non-profit hospitals and the NJ municipalities in which they’re located is being challenged by a lawsuit. State legislators tried to address the dispute, where billion-dollar hospitals paid little to nothing in property taxes, with the law. A 2015 court ruling found that Morristown Medical Center was liable for taxes as a result of operating in large part as a for-profit organization.