Category: cybersecurity

Ascension expects progress on IT outage soon

St. Louis-based Ascension said it expects patients and providers to notice progress on its cyberattack response after Memorial Day weekend.

7 health systems hit by cybersecurity incidents in May

Several hospitals and health systems have reported cybersecurity incidents that have led to compromised patient data and IT systems during May. 

How Change Healthcare hack affected a hospital's financials

A Wyoming hospital said its financial situation is improving since the Change Healthcare hack but is not back to where it was before the cyberattack, the Powell (Wyo.) Tribune reported.

Hospital employee accidentally emails data on thousands of patients

A hospital employee inadvertently attached a file to a patient email that exposed the health data of thousands of other patients.

Ascension cyberattack: Updates from 11 states and DC

Ascension, a 140-hospital system based in St. Louis, continued to deal with the fallout of a ransomware attack more than two weeks after the hack took its IT network offline.

Breach affects 400,000 patients at Texas hospital

In April, hackers breached the IT network of CentroMed, a healthcare provider based in San Antonio, Texas, compromising the protected health information of 400,000 patients.

Ransomware: 10 things hospital leaders should know

Hospitals and health systems continue to be targeted by ransomware hackers, disrupting patient care and costing millions of dollars in recovery costs. 

Hospital groups urge feds to hold Change accountable for breach notifications

Multiple hospital groups are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to hold UnitedHealthcare’s subsidiary Change Healthcare accountable for providing breach notifications regarding its February cyberattack. 

Ascension kicks off cyberattack restoration meetings

St. Louis-based Ascension has started holding meetings with partners and vendors to discuss reconnecting to the health system’s network following a May 8 cyberattack.

Kansas hospital hit by ransomware attack

Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Wakeeney, Kan., is recovering from a ransomware attack May 6, according to a report, the local ABC affiliate.