Information Technology

Remote Monitoring Important, But Few Facilities Capable of Doing It

Healthcare facility managers plan to invest in remote monitoring and smart buildings in the next year


Case Study: Intercom System Improves Visitor and Patient Experience

Communication system also provides video monitoring of suspicious activity


California Warns Healthcare Facilities on Cybercrime

Attorney general urges providers to take proactive steps to protect against cybersecurity threats


Pandemic Drives Healthcare Technology Trends

COVID-19 pandemic forcing healthcare systems to adopt new technology and processes to deal with evolving challenges


2021 Cybersecurity Breaches Most Since 2018

Number of healthcare breaches in first half of 2021 up significantly from first half of 2020 and higher than any six-month period since 2018


Ransomware Remains Threat to Healthcare

Healthcare systems are susceptible to ransomware attacks, largely due to technology that gives access to patient data


Most Hospitals Lack Adequate Cybersecurity: Report

Report measured organization’s security strength against National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework


3,000 Hospitals Vulnerable Due to Pneumatic Tube Flaws

80 percent of hospitals in North America use system


VA Pauses $16 Billion Cerner Software

Department removes Cerner’s electronic health record software for at least six months due to rollout issues


5 Ways AI Benefits the Healthcare Industry

Technology makes life easier for providers and patients while optimizing healthcare procedures and resources


IT Lapse Exposes 275 Million Medical Images

HHS recently alerted medical facilities to prioritize repair of PACS vulnerabilities


Savings, Security Driving Cloud Migration

Using cloud-based software becoming increasingly popular among healthcare facilities


Most Healthcare Organizations Expect Ransomware Attacks: Survey

One-third of surveyed organizations were impacted by ransomware in last year


Lawsuits Filed Over Scripps Health Ransomware Attacks

Two cases were filed in federal court recently, joining two already filed in state court in early June


Data Breach Affects 21 Hospitals. 1.6 Million People

Compromised files contained patient records with protected health information


Hospital Pays Ransom Over Cyber Attack

Incident affected the protected health information of nearly 57,400 individuals


Hospital at Home: Facilities Impact?

Programs use telehealth technologies to provide patients with hospital-level care in their homes


Ransomware Crisis Enters Third Week

More than two weeks after a cyber attack, Scripps Health fighting to get back online


Hospitals Ramp Up Cybersecurity in Shadow of Pipeline Attack

Healthcare-related cyber attacks rose by 55 percent in 2020


Ransomware Attacks Up 102 Percent in 2021

Healthcare sees highest volumes of ransomware attempts, averaging 109 attempts per entity per week


Cyber Attack Evolves To Pose New Threats

Group behind SolarWinds attack adjusts tactics, according to government advisories


200,000 VA Records Exposed Online

Exposed data included patient names, birth dates, medical information, contact information and physician details


Fire Systems: Overlooked Cybersecurity Targets

Fire and life safety systems with cyber weaknesses can compromise safety


Pipeline Cyber Attack Rekindles Threat to Healthcare

Officials continue to warn of imminent cyber threat against hospitals and health care systems


Alert Targets FiveHands Ransomware Attacks

Group has targeted businesses in healthcare, education, construction, engineering and food and beverage


Healthcare IT: The Human Toll of Ransomware

Connected devices enable more widespread care but also create increased vulnerability to ransomware


List of Healthcare Organizations Hit By Ransomware Attack Grows

Hospitals and health systems nationwide report data breaches linked to ransomware attack on CaptureRx


Average Ransomware Demand on Healthcare: $4.6 Million

Healthcare second only to education among industries most affected by tracked ransomware incidents


Cyber Attack Hampers Scripps Health’s Operations

Weekend attack continues to plague San Diego-based healthcare system


Cyber Security Myths and Misconceptions

Healthcare IT managers are struggling with some massive cybersecurity blindspots and misconceptions



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