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Locky ransomware
By Jessica Davis 01:06 pm September 19, 2017
The prolific malware strain that has pummeled the healthcare sector since 2016 is now being paired with another variant, allowing hackers to double-up their payload.
Epic EHR

UI Health in Chicago will spend $62 million over seven years to roll out the Epic EHR. Photo via UI Health

By Bernie Monegain 11:41 am September 19, 2017
Medical system scheduled to go live in the fall of 2019 and the costs will be spread over seven years.
Mayo EHR
By Tom Sullivan 11:20 am September 19, 2017
Doctors can use the software to access best practices while hospitals can access analytics to understand and manage test ordering trends.
telemedicine offered by employers
By Bill Siwicki 03:33 pm September 18, 2017
Telehealth utilization is on the rise, employers have a long way to go to get more staffers onboard.
Epic MyChart

The Mayo Clinic wants to share the symptom assessment tool with other healthcare providers to help patients.

By Bernie Monegain 02:50 pm September 18, 2017
Patients can use the feature to learn about symptoms and in certain cases read recommendations about self-care, Mayo said.
phishing attack

The phishing attack at Augusta University Medical Center in Georgia occurred five months ago. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:34 pm September 18, 2017
While officials say less than 1 percent of patients were impacted by the breach, this is the second time the organization has been hit with a successful phishing attack within the last year.
telehealth House bill

The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo

By Mike Miliard 02:19 pm September 18, 2017
Thousands of people in Florida and Texas have made use of remote consults offered by Nemours and others.
HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

Vik Nagjee speaking at the HIMSS event hosted in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 01:09 pm September 18, 2017
Experts will address a range of topics from cognitive machines to real-time analytics and empowering patients at the upcoming event in Boston.
 IBM at top for blockchain
By Bernie Monegain 12:08 pm September 18, 2017
Microsoft and Accenture take second and third places.
revenue cycle management
By Tom Sullivan 11:50 am September 18, 2017
Both companies have seen reach swell after high-profile mergers, setting them up to capitalize on new customer satisfaction scores.

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