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Ransomware Attack Prompts Ohio Hospitals to Enter EHR Downtime

November 26, 2018 - East Ohio Regional Hospital (EORH) and Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) have voluntarily initiated a period of EHR downtime after a ransomware attack hit the hospital’s network on Friday, November 23. The hospitals are diverting emergency squad patients away from their facilities due to the cyberattack, according to The Times Leader. EORH and OVMC Director of Marketing and...


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How to Optimize EHR Downtime Preparedness, Reduce Slowdowns

by Kate Monica

With EHR use now nearly ubiquitous across healthcare organizations, the prospect of a sudden, sustained period of EHR downtime disrupting hospital operations has crept to the forefront of industry concerns.  In 2018, several...

Cass Regional MEDITECH EHR Back Online After Week of EHR Downtime

by Kate Monica

Cass Regional Medical Center recently came back online with its MEDITECH EHR system for the first time since a July 9 ransomware attack prompted hospital leadership to shut down its health IT infrastructure for a sustained period of EHR...

Cass Regional Ransomware Attack Leads to MEDITECH EHR Downtime

by Elizabeth Snell

Cass Regional Medical Center experienced a ransomware attack on its information technology infrastructure on Monday, July 9, according to an online statement. As a precautionary measure, the hospital underwent EHR downtime until the attack...

Allscripts Recovering From EHR Downtime After Ransomware Attack

by Kate Monica

Allscripts is still working to fully recover from a period of EHR downtime brought on by a ransomware attack targeting its cloud-based EHR and electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) systems less than a week ago. The...

Henry Ford Health System Recovers From EHR Downtime Episode

by Kate Monica

Henry Ford Health System in Michigan recently resolved a power outage that resulted in a period of EHR downtime and some minor delays in patient care. “All computer applications affected by today’s power issue at our data...

Using Information Governance to Protect, Recover Patient EHR Data

by Kate Monica

Leadership from a large healthcare system is stressing the importance information governance (IG) in preventing unavailable, incomplete, or inaccurate patient EHRs. In a post on Journal of AHIMA, Director of Catholic Health Initiatives...

New Jersey Healthcare Providers Suffer EHR Security Breaches

by Kate Monica

The Diamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause in New Jersey recently suffered a data breach threatening the security of patient EHRs. While EHRs have made patient information more accessible than ever, the rapid digitization of...

Virus-related EHR Outage Forces NY Hospital Back to Paper

by Kate Monica

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and its long-term care facility at Terrace View have been battling a virus responsible for EHR outage since Sunday afternoon. UPDATE: Some computers have been restored and ECMC is working to bring the...

3 Health Information Exchanges Experiencing Recent Growth

by Kate Monica

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), a health information exchange (HIE) in Michigan, recently announced their Health Connect service platform has received Certified Status for information security by HITRUST Alliance. The award qualifies...

Patients Harbor Little Concern for EHR Security Events

by Sara Heath

EHRs have become a ubiquitous fixture in doctor’s offices and hospitals nationwide, with adoption levels reaching nearly 90 percent. With that surge comes an increase in EHR security events during which patient data may be put at...

EHNAC, Cooperative Exchange Partner for HIE Security

by Sara Heath

EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) security accreditation just got easier. According to a recent press release, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) has partnered with Cooperative...

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