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Ransomware in Healthcare Facilities: A Harbinger of the Future?

Cybercriminals have begun to target the healthcare industry with ransomware, malware that encrypts an infected device and any attached devices or network drives. After encryption, cybercriminals demand a ransom before releasing the devices from encoding. Without adequate disaster recovery and backup plans, many businesses are forced to pay the ransom. We examined the extent of recent ransomware infections in healthcare settings, the risk liabilities and costs associated with such infections, and possible risk mitigation tactics.

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Realizing Benefits with MEDITECH Expanse (6.1): Driving Value in the Implementation

Special Contribution By John Haffty, Navin, Haffty & Associates Are you in the process of implementing a new electronic health record system or making a significant upgrade of your existing system? If so, you are probably focusing on how to gain value from the expenditure and some return on the investment. You want to ensure the investment makes business sense […]

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Healthcare Experiences Twice the Number of Cyber Attacks As Other Industries

CSO By Ladi Adefala | MARCH 06, 2018 Healthcare has become the second largest sector of the U.S. economy, accounting for 18% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, and is rivaled only by U.S. Federal Government’s 20% share of GDP in the same year. Not surprisingly, IT spending in healthcare is keeping pace, reaching $100 billion in 2017. As […]

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There’s No Question! We’re Compatible with MEDITECH 6.x

The rumor mill appears to be churning again. Those of us in the MEDITECH community know it is small and information moves around it quickly. Sometimes the information is true, oftentimes it is not. We recently heard there were concerns that our product Desktop Fax does not work with versions of MEDITECH 6.x. Not to worry! We have numerous customers running […]

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Moving to MEDITECH 6.x?

As always, I thank our customers for choosing Interbit Data as a partner for their HCIS environment. We are committed to ensuring that we continue to provide the best products and services available in the marketplace. Every once in a while, we receive information that customers and prospective customers have been advised that our products are incompatible with the MEDITECH […]

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