Health IT

Healthcare information (HIT) systems are designed to connect all the elements together for patient data, reports, medical imaging, billing, electronic medical record (EMR), hospital information system (HIS), PACS, cardiology information systems (CVIS)enterprise image systemsartificial intelligence (AI) applications, analytics, patient monitors, remote monitoring systems, inventory management, the hospital internet of things (IOT), cloud or onsite archive/storage, and cybersecurity.

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This week in the Change Healthcare hack fallout: 10 notable quotes

“ALPHV/BlackCat and their affiliates haven’t attacked Change Healthcare. This time, they’ve attacked our families.”

March 21, 2024

HHS to investigate Change Healthcare cyberattack

“Given the unprecedented magnitude of this cyberattack, and in the best interest of patients and health care providers, OCR is initiating an investigation into this incident,” states a “Dear Colleague” letter from OCR director Melanie Fontes Rainer.

March 14, 2024
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Change Healthcare cyberattack: A recap and update in 10 quotes

“This is what happens when everything merges and you only have one option.”

March 8, 2024
The rapid rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has helped cardiologists, radiologists, nurses and other healthcare providers embrace precision medicine in a way that ensures more heart patients are receiving personalized care.

AI helps cardiologists deliver personalized healthcare—but there is still plenty of work to do

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association explores the many ways AI and machine learning are being used to improve care for heart patients.

March 7, 2024
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Provider orgs on Change Healthcare cybersecurity crisis: ‘Help!’

As the tsunami of the Change Healthcare cyberattack continues to inundate the healthcare landscape, the AMA and AHA have sent separate letters to federal officials calling for a lifesaver.

March 5, 2024
The American Hospital Association (AMA) is warning healthcare systems the Russians may attempt cyber attacks amid rising tensions of the war in Ukraine and the international community's response. #Ukraine #warinukraine #ukrainewar

Change Healthcare cyberattack outage now at 9 days

What was initially identified as “connectivity issues” last week has spiraled into a nine day (and counting) cybersecurity saga for UnitedHealth Group’s Change Healthcare.

February 29, 2024
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Cyberattack temporarily shuts down UnitedHealth’s Change Healthcare

The incident began Wednesday morning, with system update trackers noting “connectivity issues” before later confirming it was in fact a cybersecurity issue.

February 22, 2024
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Notorious hospital cybervillain acknowledges guilt, heads to prison

An international cybercrime mastermind who compiled a long resumé of remote break-ins—including a hit that cost a major U.S. medical center $30 million—has pled guilty to two counts of conspiracy.

February 19, 2024

Around the web

Half a year after President Biden officially directed federal agencies in the executive branch’s bailiwick to “seize the promise and manage the risks” of AI, the White House has posted a status report.

U.S. physicians often receive payments from medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. New research in JAMA found a connection between receiving such payments and using specific devices—should the industry be concerned? 

Five of the largest U.S. medical societies focused on cardiovascular health are one step closer to seeing their paradigm-shifting proposal become a reality.

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