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How ECMC got hacked by cyber extortionists

A local paper covers the Erie County Medical Center’s (NY) recent ransomware attack, in which hackers likely executed a brute force attack to identify the password needed to access the hospital’s system, after which they manually encrypted system files and then demanded a $44,000 ransom.

Teladoc Expands Virtual Care Capabilities in Texas

After fighting a six-year legal battle regarding the use of telemedicine in Texas, Teladoc wins the right to expand statewide.

MUSC plans to change the way doctors are paid and the doctors are ‘livid’

Medical University Hospital (SC) will stop paying its providers based on the profitability of their department and start using an RVU-based system, a change that has is unpopular within the local physician community.



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