Tag Archives: Hospitals

Growing cyberattacks on hospitals may soon hit bottom lines, patient care: Fitch

Dive Brief: U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems have been under such relentless cyberattacks in recent months that it is beginning to be a threat to their bottom lines, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch says the issue has become increasingly serious over the past 18 months, citing data from the firm Bitglass… Read More »

Vocera to buy PatientSafe Solutions, with eye toward small and mid-sized hospitals

Vocera to buy PatientSafe Solutions, with eye toward small and mid-sized hospitals Its addition will boost its ability to combine secure messages, nurse calls, checklists and other notifications within the electronic  health record at the point of care. Vocera Communications on Thursday announced its acquisition of San Diego-based PatientSafe Solutions. Terms of the deal were… Read More »

Pre-pandemic, more than half of hospitals nab above-average Leapfrog safety grades

Dive Brief: One-third of the nation’s hospitals received A grades for the quality of care they provide, according to the Leapfrog Group’s annual survey, which graded more than 2,700 acute care facilities nationwide. Another 24% received B grades, suggesting that the nation’s hospitals are generally performing well in terms of the quality and safety of… Read More »