RYUK: Healthcare on Alert

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…

Valuing a Medical Practice

There’s a revolution going on in healthcare these days. No, I’m not talking about the mega mergers like CVS and Aetna, or the recently announced “Haven,” the joint venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway. This headline probably won’t make it above the fold, but it’s a trend that is likely to rewrite the…