Malicious actor hacks vendor of Ohio brain and spine clinic; CDS tool may be beneficial for care of patients with A-fib;

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> An unknown actor gained access to the database of a vendor of Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine clinic and sent fraudulent emails to consumers, according to a statement on the clinic's website. Recipients of the email who clicked on its attachment potentially had ransomware downloaded to their computers. Website

> A new computer-based decision support tool may help patients who have atrial fibrillation and are at risk of stroke. The tool is integrated into the electronic medical record system at University of Cincinnati Health and pulls in information on patients with A-fib. Announcement

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> An Australian study found that poorly-designed hospitals are adding to stress and burnout for nurses and is impacting staff retention. Article

> Last year, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found the presence of medical students in emergency departments has little effect on length of operations. Now a response, also published in JAMA, has corrected what it calls omissions in the initial study model. Article

EMR News

> The exchange of vaccination data between a city immunization registry and clinicians' electronic health records resulted in "significant" improvements in pediatric immunization coverage, according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics. Article

And Finally... These emojis are something all women in healthcare can celebrate. Article