As you know, the “WannaCry” ransomware attack has impacted hundreds of thousands computers with Microsoft operating systems in more than 150 countries around the globe. Several hospital networks in the UK and other countries were included in the attack. We hope your hospital was not one of them.
By Brian Main, Lead Developer
As software developers, we’re always working on enhancing our technology. We aim to progress our solutions’ functionality to the leading edge rather than just keeping it up-to-date with the current trends. Applications are typically developed based on the latest operating systems and servers (currently Windows 2016), however the OS that our customers have installed and use can be older, such as Windows 2008 or even Windows 2003. We even have a couple of customer sites still using Windows 2000.
Does your hospital still rely on faxing as its main mode of information distribution? As you know, faxing comes with hardware failures and maintenance issues, not to mention security risks.
Ransomware has been in the news a lot in recent weeks following attacks on businesses (less-publicized) and hospitals (Kentucky, Three Hospitals, CA Hospital, etc.). As a service to the healthcare community, we are providing a centralized resource for information on the issue, as well as links to pro-active and reactive remediation.
We announced today that Phelps Memorial Health Center (PMHC) in Nebraska has implemented NetRelay, our healthcare communications platform providing secure text and other features automating HIPAA-compliant message delivery, tracking and workflow across healthcare organizations.