• 23 OCT 17
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    How an HIE Aided in Recovery from a Ransomware Attack

    Published by HealthIT Security

    Erie County Medical Center was the victim of a ransomware attack, but was able to utilize its HIE connection to continue providing patient care.

    When a ransomware attack hits a healthcare provider, it can obviously be financially devastating, but it could also interfere with patient care. Physicians might be unable to access health records, for example, which could bring legitimate harm to patients.

    Organizations must have necessary detection and mitigation measures in place, but also need to have a plan for recovery, ensuring that normal operations can resume as soon as possible.

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