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Like Clockwork: How Daylight Saving Time Stumps Hospital Record Keeping

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence whole genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle daylight saving time. One of the most popular electronic health records software systems used by hospitals, Epic Systems, can delete records or… Read More »

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia victimized twice by phishing attacks

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has reported two data breaches that occurred in August and September of 2018. The hospital on August 24 discovered that hacker had accessed a physician’s email account on August 23 via a phishing attack. A second breach found on September 6 revealed unauthorized access to an additional email account on August… Read More »

Hospital execs admit lack of readiness for Ebola in 2014, but defenses improving

Dive Brief: Hospitals were unprepared for the 2014 Ebola outbreak, but have improved preparations for an emerging infections disease outbreak, according to a new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General. However, hospitals administrators remain concerned about “sustaining preparedness over time,” including worries about finances and competing priorities for resources and staff time. In response… Read More »