SC HIMSS recognized as Chapter of the Year
CISA, FBI release updated guide on stopping ransomware attacks
An updated guide to help hospitals and healthcare facilities prevent ransomware attacks and subsequent data extortion tactics was rolled out May 24 by a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and FBI task force.
ChatGPT meets its match in GI exam
Epic in the last 30 days
From adding 23 hospitals and health systems to the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement to working with Microsoft to train its Azure OpenAI to draft clinicians' messages to patients, here are five updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in May:
VA secretary: Cerner EHR troubles won't mean staff, funding cuts at Washington hospital
Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, said he will further investigate claims that Spokane, Wash.-based Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center would have to cut staff due to a projected $35 million budget deficit caused largely by its Cerner EHR system, The Spokesman-Review reported May 24.
Ransomware gang claims it hit Illinois hospital
The Royal ransomware group has claimed responsibility for a cybersecurity incident affecting Morris (Ill.) Hospital & Healthcare Centers, DataBreaches.net reported May 25.
Too many physicians still make decisions without data, Mayo, Stanford leaders say
Closing the "evidence gap" to allow providers to deliver more informed care will require better coordination between physicians and data scientists with access to years of patient records, data leaders from Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic wrote May 17 in Harvard Business Review.
Top 6 disruptor brands
Six healthcare disruptors scored higher than the top-ranked health system brand in this year's Humanizing Brand Experience report from marketing agency Monigle.
Texas health system PHI compromised following phishing attack
Edinburg-based South Texas Health System is notifying patients that some of their protected health information may have been compromised when an unauthorized party accessed a business associate's email account using a phishing tactic.
Oracle cuts 3K jobs at Cerner: Report
Oracle has reportedly cut 3,000 jobs from Cerner, with layoffs hitting sectors such as marketing, engineering, accounting, legal and product, Business Today reported May 18.
Catalyst by Wellstar launches $100M digital health fund
Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System has launched a $100 million venture fund that will back digital health and other innovation-focused startups.