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Hackers hate ransomware

The hackers disguised the wiper malware, Petya, as ransomware in order to distract from its real purpose -- to destroy data.

By Jessica Davis 04:27 pm September 20, 2017
While nearly half of hackers are contemplating a ban on the sale of ransomware, new attack methods like those used in WannaCry and Petya demonstrate that it isn’t going anywhere soon.
EHRs
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm September 20, 2017
Having long been disappointed in the level of attention paid to that EHR, small hospital clients are hopeful Allscripts will make the investments necessary to improve it.
cybersecurity risks

A screen snap of a BitSight benchmarking graph. Photo via BitSight

By Bill Siwicki 12:50 pm September 20, 2017
CyberGRX and BitSight merge their tools as this type of risk is a top cybersecurity concern for healthcare organizations.
CedarsTechstars accelerator program

10 healthcare startups were selected for the CedarsTechstars accelerator program. Photo via Twitter

By Tom Sullivan 12:30 pm September 20, 2017
The third round of startups will work to develop emerging technologies from AI to patient experience management to voice assistants.
Seema Verma CMS

CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Photo via Twitter

By Susan Morse 11:44 am September 20, 2017
CMS innovation center programs in limbo as officials say free market approach will encourage competition among healthcare providers.
Doximity Dialer integrates with Epic’s Haiku app
By Bernie Monegain 10:22 am September 20, 2017
Network of more than half million physicians and clinicians can also access their patients’ records through iOS devices.
Phishing for healthcare data
By Bill Siwicki 03:20 pm September 19, 2017
On the other hand, password protection, facial recognition and access controls are the three least effective security measures, report finds.
Doctella app

Doctella provides preloaded clinical templates to customize the app.

By Mike Miliard 02:53 pm September 19, 2017
Doctella gives hospitals, practices and insurers templates to create customized apps that might otherwise cost more than $500,000 and require teams of developers.
Stage 7 EMRAM

Lahey Health in Massachusetts has earned the distinction for both acute and ambulatory care. Photo via Richard B. Johnson, Wikimedia Commons

By Bernie Monegain 02:38 pm September 19, 2017
In addition to streamlining patient care, the health systems has puts its EHR to work on tackling the opioid epidemic.
HHS cybersecurity audit
By Jessica Davis 01:51 pm September 19, 2017
The increase in threats and sophistication have prompted the need to shore up government security policies, according to the agency’s updated 2017 work plan.

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