Pressure on hospitals to digitize may have led to ransomware attacks; Tenet finalizes sale of Atlanta hospitals;

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> The relentless pressure for hospitals to digitize may have unwittingly led to them becoming prime targets for ransomware attacks, The Washington Post reported. Article

> North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, Montana, has entered into an affiliation agreement with Kalispell Regional Medical Center, according to the Daily Inter Lake. Article

> Tenet Healthcare has finalized the sale of its five Atlanta-area hospitals and 26 physician clinics to WellStar Health System for $575 million, Becker's Hospital Review reported. Article

Provider News

> Population health management is far from one-size-fits-all, and frontline caregivers are less enthusiastic about the model as a panacea for all of healthcare's ills than executives are, according to a post on NEJM Catalyst. Article

Healthcare IT News

> When it comes to gaining a complete view of a patient's health, story gathering and storytelling is key, according to Dhruv Khullar, M.D., and one way to facilitate that is by letting patients read their medical records. Article

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