OnPage News: Healthcare Ransomware


Are You Prepared For Healthcare Ransomware? Article Courtesy of:  Hospital EMR & EHR – Written By Anne Zieger Earlier this month, a Texas hospital was hit with a particularly loathsome virus. Leaders at Mount Pleasant, Tx.-based Titus Regional Medical Center found out on January 15 that a “ransomware” virus had encrypted files on several of the medical center’s database servers, blocking access to EMR data as well as the ability to enter data into the system. In this kind of attack, the malware author demands a financial ransom to be paid for freeing up the data. TRMC didn’t disclose how much money the attacker(s) demanded, but it may have been an immense sum, because the hospital apparently thought that bringing in pricey security consultants and enduring several days of downtime was preferable to paying up. Although, they also probably realized the slippery slope of paying the ransom and also there’s no […] Read more »

Emergency Responders Enhance 911 Communications with OnPage!

Brighton Ambulance Launches OnPage Secure Messaging to Enhance 911 Communications.

Brighton Ambulance Launches OnPage Secure Messaging to Enhance 911 Communications. o “We know the OnPage system has the ability to save lives and I’d like to see other people in my industry benefit from it too. Brighton Ambulance relies on the system every day and it’s doing a phenomenal job”  – Brad Sentfleben, EMS Captain, Brighton Ambulance, New York. The EMS Captain for Brighton Ambulance, chooses OnPage for its ease of use, uncomplicated deployment, cost effectiveness, and for best meeting the needs of his emergency responders. OnPage, the industry standard in alert management software, announced today that a busy New York ambulance service has chosen OnPage for emergency messaging and special operations communications. By providing secure, HIPAA compliant critical alerts, with predefined escalation protocols, audit trails, receipt and read notifications, emergency responders can be deployed quicker, more reliably and more efficiently. “We are very pleased and honored to have Brighton […] Read more »