Electronic Health Records

Cybersecurity in Healthcare

FL Orthopedics Practice Sues Allscripts Over Ransomware Attack

January 26, 2018 - Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics has filed a class action lawsuit against Allscripts for allegedly failing to secure its systems during the ransomware attack that affected about 1,500 Allscripts users on January 18. “As a result of the ransomware attack experienced by Allscripts and as further described below, Plaintiff could not access its patients’ records or...


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WEDI Calls for Health IT System Cybersecurity Improvements

by Kate Monica

WEDI is calling for increased cybersecurity investments by healthcare organizations to protect health IT infrastructure from the growing interest of cybercriminals. WEDI, a nonprofit organization focusing on using health IT for health...

How Does a National Patient Identifier Help Cybersecurity?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The latest call for a national patient identifier has come from an unlikely place — a hearing on healthcare cybersecurity convened by the House Subcommittee on Health. In written testimony for the hearing, “Examining...

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