Though ransomware continues to strike more often, health IT users can take steps to make sure they react well when it hits.
A Florida-based provider accused Allscripts of failing to take necessary precautions to prevent a ransomware attack that shut down its cloud-based EHR and forced clients to cancel business.
Allscripts will gain new business from its acquisition of Practice Fusion, which makes a cloud-based EHR used primarily by small, independent physician practices.
After losing $70 million in the second quarter of 2017, NantHealth is now laying off about a third of its employees.
As part of the all-cash, $185 million deal, Allscripts will bring in McKesson's Sunrise EHR, which is directed at small hospitals.
Since Allscripts merged its home-care business with EHR and care coordination vendor Netsmart last year, it's seen growth in Netsmart bookings, half of which came from new clients.
Editor Merrill Goozner recently spoke with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions CEO Paul Black, 59, about his strategy for Allscripts and the future direction of the EHR business. The following is an edited transcript.
A Texas pediatrician says he plans to open a second office with the money he won in an arbitration case against a marketer of electronic health record systems.
The websites of EHR software providers Athenahealth and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions were down for some parts of the country Friday after hackers launched an attack against the servers of Dyn, a major Domain Name System host.
The websites of EHR software providers Athenahealth and Allscripts were down for some parts of the country Friday during the same time hackers launched an attack against the servers of Dyn, a major Domain Name System host.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Health information technology deals, mergers and acquisitions; providers' IT budgets; venture capital in health IT; startup accelerators for health IT.
An effort to develop technology to enroll a portion of the 1 million volunteers in the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative is placing a spotlight on one possible solution to interoperability and in the meantime creating unprecedented collaboration.