Ardent Health Services has been hit with a ransomware attack that has disrupted some of its clinical and financial operations, the Tennessee-based health system reported. Ardent said it took its network offline proactively, and suspended all access to its information technology applications, including corporate servers, Epic software, internet and clinical programs.

Warren General Hospital in Pennsylvania is the latest hospital to be hit by a significant data breach, this one affecting roughly 169,000 patients. The breach was first detected on September 24, when WGH identified suspicious activity on its network. According to the hospital, it “immediately” took steps to secure its systems, subsequently launching an investigation […]

BayCare Health System, based in Clearwater, Florida, will be acquiring Gessler Clinic, a physician-owned medical group, with the former to begin operating at the Gessler Clinic locations effective December 2. BayCare is the region’s largest nonprofit healthcare provider. Gessler Clinic is a physician-owned medical group that has served the Winter Haven community since 1957. It […]

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