The percentage of office-based physicians implementing certified electronic health records climbed to 74.1 percent in 2014, up from 67.5 percent in 2013, according to a new data brief published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Electronic health records can do many things. But they need a little help when it comes to fending off cybercrime.
In the latest of an alarming rise in security shortfalls, Mount Pleasant, Texas-based Titus Regional Medical Center (TRMC) suffered a cyberattack of its EHR system, making it inaccessible due to ransomware.
Ransomware is one of the most insidious forms of cybercrime. The hackers don't necessarily want to snoop into patient medical records or steal data to commit identity theft. While the data in those situations has been compromised, at least in most cases the healthcare organization that suffered the breach can still access the EHR to treat patients. Read more...
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