Will the Rise of Ransomware Make Hospitals More Susceptible to Cyber Attacks?

2019-02-28T18:21:43+00:00EHR, News, Ransomware|

In a newly released report, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General estimates that roughly 60 percent of hospitals in the U.S. have experienced an EHR outage. Of that figure, 25 percent admit to the outage impacting or delaying patient care. If this sounds like a troubling figure, consider the fact that most EHR disruptions last longer than eight hours. Hardware malfunctions, connection issues, power outages, and natural disasters cause the most common EHR outages. Although cyber attacks and hacking only account for one percent of EHR issues, it should also be noted that the data collected for [...]