Tag Archives: Healthcare

Healthcare and technology industries team up to fight robocalls

Leaders of the healthcare and technological industries are uniting against the dangerous effects of robocalls to hospitals. Tufts Medical Center in Boston was overwhelmed on April 30, 2018, with more than 4,500 calls between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., said Taylor Lehmann, the center’s chief information security officer, according to the Washington Post. Doctors, hospital… Read More »

Healthcare ransomware environment worsens, Beazley warns

In the first quarter of 2019, the number of ransomware attack notifications received by Beazley Breach Services doubled, compared with the same quarter last year. Not only has the frequency of attacks skyrocketed, but attackers are shifting focus by targeting larger organizations and demanding higher ransom payments. In 2015 and 2016, ransomware was a significant… Read More »

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »