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IT Management

ECRI Institute Issues Free Public Resource to Protect Hospitals from Ransomware Attacks

2017 25 May

New guidance gives do’s and don’ts for protecting medical devices from becoming compromised Ransomware is a form of computer malware that holds systems hostage with a ransom demand. Medical systems are vulnerable to such attacks, which can damage hospital operations and compromise patient care by barring users from accessing critical functions... Read more

IT Management

Ransomware on the Rise; EHRs Prime Targets

2017 17 Jan

Cyberattacks on hospital IT systems are likely to continue, with security experts warning that 2017 could be even worse than last year for the healthcare industry. The reason: more hackers recognise the value in rich medical record data. Stolen patient health records can fetch as much as $60 per record.      See Also : ‘No More Ransom’... Read more