10-hospital system MedStar Health is hit with a computer virus that has restricted access to its network and EHR system, forcing users back to paper documentation. Officials from the hospital have not confirmed whether a ransom has been demanded.
Banner Health will implement Cerner at the recently acquired University of Arizona Health Network by 2017, replacing Epic.
DoD signs a one-year, $77 million extension with Philips Medical Systems to continue using its “patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare/repair parts, and training.”
A new healthcare-focused ransomware package is being passed around within Microsoft Word macros that uses Microsoft’s PowerShell framework to download malicious code and initiate the ransomware attack.