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The DoJ and international law enforcement partner agencies announce they have effectively taken down the LockBit ransomware group. The gang, which first surfaced in 2019, has targeted 2,000 victims including hospitals and healthcare software companies and received $120 million in ransom payments.


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UnityAI, an AI-powered hospital bed management software startup, raises $4 million in seed funding.


Sales

  • OSF HealthCare (IL) will leverage healthcare technology and services from GE Healthcare and Pointcore, an OSF affiliate, across its nuclear medicine, oncology, and radiology departments.

People

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Lisa Jordan (University of Utah Pivot Center) joins St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as its first SVP of tech commercialization.


Announcements and Implementations

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Coastal Medical (RI) goes live on Epic as part of parent system Lifespan Health’s implementation.

Healthcare compliance company Abyde announces GA of HIPAA for Business Associates software.


Other

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Eighty-seven percent of administrators at small hospitals say that, as of Q1 2024, they have been unable to afford new or replacement technology, according to a recent Black Book Research survey of 1,657 hospital executives. A similar percentage of IT managers at similar facilities say they’ll lean on their EHR and RCM vendors to help get the most out of current technology investments in an effort to avoid spending money on system replacements.

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OSF Healthcare’s Innovation Studio digitizes its homegrown Device Table, previously an 80-page document laminated and attached to surgery carts that listed implantable medical devices and the procedures needed to disconnect them before surgeries. The initially two-page spreadsheet was developed several years ago by surgery nurses at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center (IL) to help prevent surgery cancellations. The nurses have launched OpenSurg to commercialize the software, which now includes data on 1,200 devices used in outpatient procedures.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks publishes a new customer success story, “Boosting Wellness Visits & Incentive Revenue in Healthcare.”
  • Agfa HealthCare welcomes RedSalud Chile to its enterprise imaging network.
  • Artera publishes a new case study, “Dayton Children’s Hospital – Self-Service Analytics.”
  • Availity publishes the company’s Responsible Artificial Intelligence Principles.
  • The Inspiring Women Podcast features Bamboo Health Chief Clinical Officer Nishi Rawat, MD, MBA.
  • Ellkay will exhibit at the PointClickCare Summit February 26-28 in New Orleans.

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