As if the COVID-19 pandemic were not enough to worry about, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have issued an unprecedented warning of an “imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.” Intelligence indicates that a Russian ransomware group known as UNC1878 is planning to deploy ransomware nicknamed “Ryuk” to more than…Details
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Good system security is based on good system management. But face it. Server patching can be every IT department’s nightmare. From the operating system to applications, server patching is never as simple as installing updates and performing a reboot. It’s time consuming, labor intensive, seemingly always risky, and it’s a detailed procedure made more complex…Details
As practices adjust to the use of telehealth and other technologies, how can you maintain secure and HIPAA-compliant processes and procedures? Topics included procedures for developing a business continuity plan and enabling ongoing operations before and during execution of disaster recovery.
Imagine if you will, the sight of your boss walking down the hall, bursting into your office and saying, “You know that initiative you’ve been harping to me about for two years? Well, you’ve got the green light. Make it happen by next week!” Welcome to the COVID-19 world of today’s hospital digital executives. Becker’s…Details
Baystate Medical Center, in Springfield, Massachusetts, has been awarded $927,146 for remote monitoring platforms focused on obstetrics, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as videoconferencing equipment to enable telehealth visits. Baystate’s grant was among the top 10% of all awards made by the FCC since the program’s inception. This is the second award of more than…Details
You don’t become a healthcare IT industry influencer simply by having access to a large audience. You create access to a large audience by having something to say that resonates with that audience. An influencer has the authority, knowledge, position…Details