Tag Archives: Healthcare

Volume and value of healthcare mergers and acquisitions increase during second quarter

UnitedHealth Group headquarters in Minnetonka, MN (Google Earth) The volume of mergers and acquisitions ticked back up during the second quarter of this year, and hit a milestone of sorts: It marked the eighth straight quarter in which volume topped 250 deals. In all, that’s good for a 7.3% increase from the first quarter, according… Read More »

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 »