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EDIS vendor MedHost is the victim of a ransomware attack that brought down its webpage twice on Tuesday. The company has yet to make a public statement about the attack, and its public-facing webpage has since been restored.

Humana, private-equity firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $4 billion

Humana has partnered with two private equity firms to acquire home-health care and long-term care operator Kindred Health for $4 billion.

Health IT Leader Fortifies Tech and Policy Innovation at Dell Medical School

Former National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD joins the faculty at the University of Texas Austin’s Dell Medical School where she will serve as a professor in the Division of Primary Care and Value-Based Health.

It’s Official: North Korea Is Behind WannaCry

Republican White House staffer Thomas Bossert pens a Wall Street Journal op-ed publicly attributing the WannaCry cyberattack to North Korea operatives.

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  1. Someone explain to me how Karen DeSalvo is a health policy leader as she was an architect of the most hated regulatory action to date….certEHR, MU and MACRA?
    Find me 3 front line MDs that feel that these programs certEHR, MU MACRA are great and effective federal policies…then tell me how the so called non front line MD leader, who listened to NOT ONE practicing MD continued these policies unabated and destroyed a generation of MDs to the point of no return is considered a “leader”? BTW, she is listed as a professor of internal medicine and does NOT participate in MOC. Nice. Practice much?

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