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Hospital hit by ransomware: Attackers demand Bitcoin to release control of system

Systems at Hancock Health (IN) go down following a ransomware attack Thursday.

Mediator to help fix problems with Nanaimo IHealth records project

In Canada, a consultant’s report concludes that Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s over-budget, behind-schedule Cerner rollout has been mismanaged by Island Health and recommends that further rollouts across Vancouver Island be halted until problems are fixed.

SS&C To Acquire DST Systems

SS&C Technologies will acquire DST Systems, which provides technology, consulting, and outsourcing services for finance and healthcare, for $5.4 billion.

Ottawa hospitals upgrade medical record system

The Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada will replace their 25 year-old medical records system with Epic.

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