25% of ransomware attacks aimed at healthcare industry, FBI says

By Giles Bruce for Becker’s Hospital Review The healthcare sector has been hit with 25 percent of ransomware attacks so far in 2022, according to FBI data. The agency cited the Internet Crime Complaint Center data in a joint warning about a hacker gang targeting hospitals. In 2021, the healthcare and public health sector had the most ransomware reports…

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Michigan medical practice to close after refusing to pay ransom to hackers

By Jackie Drees for Becker’s Hospital Review Battle Creek, Mich.-based Brookside ENT and Hearing Center is shutting down after cyber hackers deleted all the practice’s patient records, WWMT, a CBS affiliate, reports. Hackers obtained no patient information because the practice’s EHR system encrypted the files, John Bizon, MD, co-founder of Brookside ENT and Hearing Center,…

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Healthcare HIT Enters ‘Post-EHR Era’

By John Commins for HealthLeaders Media A drop in the percentage of IT budgets that is directed toward electronic health records systems signals a shift in focus. Now it’s on broader business problems and on operational efficiencies, research suggests. Hospital health information technology budgets are still growing, but the focus has shifted from meaningful use benchmarks…

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