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Recent EHR News

By Darrell K. Pruitt DDS

“Cerber ransomware decryption tool was available for 1 day before hackers rendered it useless – The authors of Cerber fixed the flaw in the ransomware’s code that made decryption possible.” By India Ashok for International Business Times, August 18, 2016.

“HIPAA Breach Case Results in Record $5.5 Million Penalty.” By Aldrin Brown for MSP Mentor, August 18, 2016.

“HIT Costs Rose 40% Per Physician Since 2009.” By Christine Kern, contributing writer, Health IT Outcomes, August 19, 2016.

Kern:  “Healthcare organizations are facing serious financial challenges as they are forced to convert their practices and patient records to digital formats.”

“Office for Civil Rights to Increase Investigations of Smaller HIPAA Breaches.” By National Law Review, August 19, 2016

NLR:  “HHS Office for Civil Rights will cast a wider net and increase its investigations into smaller HIPAA privacy breaches starting this month. OCR announced a new initiative to increase its efforts examining breaches that affect fewer than 500 individuals. OCR Regional Offices already investigate every reported breach affecting 500 or more individuals, and will continue to do so, but now they will intensify efforts to scrutinize smaller breaches.”

“2016 is the year to Go Paperless’ – Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars.” By Larry Emmott for Emmott on Technology, August 19, 2016.


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3 Responses

  1. Hi Chuck:
    There are some interesting small articles sometimes from this publication.


  2. More EHR News

    “For Every Hour With Patients, Doctors Spend Two Record-Keeping” – Bruce Japsen, for Forbes, September 6, 2016.

    “Electronic health records ‘inflict enormous pain’ on doctors. It’ll take more than stopwatches to learn why” – Jonathan Bush, for STAT, September 6, 2016.

    “EHR Burden Weighs Heavily on Physicians, Leads to Burnout” – Diana Phillips for Medscape, September 6, 2016.

    “EHRs provide long-term savings, convenience” – Anonymous, for ADA News, December 6, 2013

    Darrell K. Pruitt DDS


  3. EHRs 9/7/2016

    “Two-thirds of companies pay ransomware demands: But not everyone gets their data back – Organisations which haven’t been ransomware victims say they wouldn’t give in to demands, but for those who have been infected, it’s a different story.” By Danny Palmer, September 7, 2016.

    “Ransomware: 88 percent of U.S. attacks hit healthcare entities – Cybercriminals are nailing healthcare with the insidious form of malware, with CryptoWall being the most common type of ransomware detected in the second quarter, a new report finds.” By Bill Siwicki for Healthcare IT News, September 07, 2016.

    “Healthcare a prime target as ransomware threat widens – Holding valuable data hostage with ransomware, cyber criminals have created a lucrative market for personal information that is even more profitable than other malware, according to Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.” By Greg Slabodkin for HealthData Management, September 08 2016.

    Darrell K. Pruitt DDS


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