Tag: electronic health records

Epic becomes global no 1 EHR by market share

Editor's Note Epic has the largest market share for hospital electronic health record (EHR) systems in the world, according to a July 8 report from Becker’s Health IT. The company took the top spot after adding 203 hospitals and 24,117 beds outside the U.S. in 2023, with significant growth in…

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By: Matt Danford
July 16, 2024
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Healthcare cybersecurity earns B+, but vulnerabilities remain

Editor's Note Although SecurityScorecard gave the US healthcare a “better than expected” B+ rating for cybersecurity in 2024, the supply chain cybersecurity firm also highlighted significant risks in application and endpoint security, HealthcareIT News reported June 25.   Overall, 35% of third-party data breaches in 2023 affected healthcare organizations, the…

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By: Matt Danford
July 1, 2024
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FBI, HHS issue healthcare cybersecurity warning

Editor's Note A June 24 advisory from the FBI and Department of Health and Human Services warns healthcare organizations about attempts to steal payments through phishing and social engineering tactics, according to a post from the American Hospital Association (AHA). The attackers target employee email accounts to access login information…

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By: Matt Danford
June 26, 2024
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Ascension announces full EHR restoration after cyberattack disruption

Editor's Note Ascension has restored electronic health records (EHRs) throughout all hospitals and clinics nationwide, according to a June 14 update from the St. Louis-based health system. "Clinical workflow in our hospitals and clinics will function similarly to the way it did prior to the ransomware attack," the statement reads,…

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By: Matt Danford
June 17, 2024
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Patient files stolen in Ascension cyberattack

Editor's Note Personal patient data could have been compromised in the May 8 cyberattack on Ascension, according to the latest update from the St. Louis-based healthcare system. Posted June 12, the update reveals that attackers accessed files from seven out of 25,000 file servers used for routine tasks, potentially containing…

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By: Matt Danford
June 13, 2024
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AI analysis suggest breast cancer surgery “may do more harm than good” for middle-aged patients

Editor's Note Artificial intelligence (AI)-fueled analysis of electronic health records suggests that clinical guidelines for de-escalating surgery should be extended to younger breast cancer patients. Conducted by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center researchers and published in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, the analysis suggests that “surgery involving sentinel…

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By: Matt Danford
June 6, 2024
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Ascension set to restore electronic health record after cyberattack

Editor's Note Ascension, a 140-hospital, St. Louis-based health system disrupted by a May 8 cyberattack, has announced that its electronic medical record (EHR) will be restored by June 14. Becker’s Health IT reported the news June 5. According to that article, the restoration of systems comes after medical records have…

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By: Matt Danford
June 6, 2024
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Nurse union survey: AI patient safety threats prove need for strict guardrails

Editor's Note Artificial intelligence (AI) threatens patient safety by undermining the judgment of human nurses, according to a survey by National Nurses United (NNU). “The findings, coupled with anecdotal reports from nurses at hospitals nationwide, underscore the urgent need for stricter regulation and greater input from nurses and health care…

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By: Matt Danford
May 24, 2024
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Physician opinions on generative artificial intelligence reverse course, trend positive

Editor's Note Nearly 7 in 10 physicians responding to a recent Wolters Kluwer Health survey report that their views on the healthcare benefits of generative artificial intelligence (AI) have shifted in a positive direction during the past year. Detailed in an April 16 report, the survey also reveals that 40%…

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By: Matt Danford
May 3, 2024
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AI model helps predict patient decline, drive collaborative care

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Editor's Note An AI prediction model that uses near-real-time data to generate a patient risk score shows the promise of AI for helping physicians and nurses coordinate on patient care, according to findings published March 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Performed by researchers at Stanford Medicine, the study examined an…

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By: Brita Belli
April 24, 2024
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