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Athenahealth shares soar after Elliott discloses 9.2 percent stake

Athenahealth shares jump 22 percent after hedge fund Elliott Management disclosed a 9.2 percent stake in the company.

ECMC exec on ransomware attack: ‘This is a form of terrorism’

Erie County Medical Center (NY) confirms rumors that the cyberattack that brought its entire network, including email, EHR, and billing systems, was indeed a ransomware attack. Hospital executives declined to pay the ransom and have instead been working to restore services from backups.

“Shoot the messenger:” NYC hospital and vendor threaten DataBreaches.net for reporting on their security failure

DataBreaches.net is served a threatening cease-and-desist letter from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center lawyers after reporting that the hospital was exposing patient information due to an improperly configured server.

CHIME National Patient ID Challenge

CHIME announces finalists from its National Patient ID Challenge.

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