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CareFirst BCBS gives out $3M to bring telemedicine to underserved communities
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a health insurer covering Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, has announced the 10 organizations that it will support financially in launching or developing telemedicine initiatives.
Hackers return for more money in ransomware attack at Kansas Heart Hospital
Hackers are demanding a second ransom from Kansas Heart Hospital after the organization paid to have access to its systems restored last week. Greg Duick, M.D., the hospital's president, told KWCH12 that his facility paid "a small" amount to the malicious attackers to regain access to its systems. The hackers, however, did not give back full access to files and are asking for more.
CareFirst Awards Nearly $3 Million to Regional Telemedicine Programs
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) plans to award nearly $3 million to 10 health care organizations in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., working to expand access to health care to underserved communities through the use of telemedicine.
Orthopaedic clinic to pay $750K HIPAA fine after failing to make BA agreement
An orthopaedic clinic must pay $750,000 after a potential HIPAA violation in which it gave protected health information to a third party without a business associate (BA) agreement in place.