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Focus on Innovation

In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.

Ransomware attack on fetal diagnostic lab breaches 40,800 patient records

The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific was able to restore data from backups, and with help from a cybersecurity firm wipe the virus from the infected server.

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Alameda Health System hires Mark Amey as new CIO, citing Epic expertise

Oakland, California-based Alameda Health System has named its new chief information officer. Mark Amey will relocate to the Bay Area from San Diego, where he was most recently associate CIO at University of California San Diego Health.

Alameda Health appointed Amey in the same week that Sanford Health named former VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, as its chief innovation officer.

Cybersecurity: Innovating staff buy-in and avoiding silver bullet tools

Hackers are constantly innovating attack methods and organizations need to follow suit, by following trends and choosing cybersecurity tools that fit their business needs.

HHS HCCIC cybersecurity alert: New Ryuk ransomware quickly racking up damage

Similar to the notorious SamSam variant that has wreaked havoc on the healthcare sector, the new ransomware only infects crucial assets and resources.

GAO to review DoD Cerner EHR implementation status

Included in an amendment to the Senate appropriations bill, the accountability office would be required to assess any underlying issues that would impact future deployments of the Cerner EHR.