Tag Archives: hospital

Hospital ransomware attack led to infant’s death, lawsuit alleges

A new report in The Wall Street Journal details a cyberattack that may, a lawsuit alleges, have caused the first fatality linked to ransomware in the U.S. WHY IT MATTERSThe ransomware attack that targeted Mobile, Alabama-based Springhill Medical Center in July 2019 knocked the hospital’s IT systems offline for more than three weeks, according to… Read More »

How one hospital earned HIMSS Stages 6 and 7 and a Davies Award in the same year

Baptist Health South Florida Homestead Hospital was on a mission: to achieve HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model Stage 6 and Stage 7, the highest certification level. (HIMSS is the parent organization of Healthcare IT News.) THE PROBLEM Homestead Hospital engaged health IT giant Cerner for help improving three key care areas: 30-day heart-… Read More »

Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices. The public health crisis accelerated “what’s next” for health care delivery, detailed in A New Era of Virtual Health, a report published by TripleTree. TripleTree… Read More »

Shock blunders at hospital with virus case

A second protocol breach at Royal Perth Hospital involving a ship captain who got COVID-19 has been confirmed, prompting the Liberals to say there are “gaping holes” in infected patient management. On Saturday, a service lift was not appropriately cordoned off after it was used to move the captain of the bulk-carrier MV Aquagenie from… Read More »