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Feds fine eClinicalWorks $155M for EHR performance issues

A major vendor of electronic health record systems for physicians, eClinicalWork, will pay the federal government $155 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit contending that its products are faulty. The settlement is the first of its kind for a healthcare information technology company facing formal charges that its systems did not help providers achieve objectives of the Meaningful…

Medical Devices Reportedly Infected in Ransomware Attack

HITRUST investigations show that medical devices were infected in the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that affected 150 countries. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack that infiltrated more than 150 countries and forced some European healthcare organizations to suspend certain services reportedly infected certain medical devices as well. HITRUST explained in an email update that its investigations found that MedRad (Bayer), Siemens, and other…

Top 10 Tips for Cybersecurity in Health Care

We will speak in detail about each section over the coming days but for now here is the list. Not in any order 1. Establish a Security Culture 2. Install and Maintain Anti-Virus Software 3. Use Strong Passwords and Change Them Regularly 4. Protect Mobile Devices 5. Maintain Good Computer Habits 6. Use a Unified threat management Firewall 7. Plan…