5 most popular health IT stories in April 2017

Here are the top five most-read health IT stories from April, beginning with the most popular.

1. Erie County Medical Center facing 8th straight day without full use of computer system

Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., is still in the midst of restoring its computer system, following a virus attack on April 9, says Peter Cutler, vice president of communications and external affairs at ECMC.

2. Artificial intelligence in healthcare: 6 health IT executives on what to expect over the next 20 years

Artificial intelligence is gaining ground in healthcare. In 2012, there were fewer than 20 artificial intelligence startups focused on healthcare; last year there were almost 70.

3. Cerner impersonation scheme leader sentenced to 12 years in prison

Albert Davis, the leader in a fraud scheme that established a fake company impersonating Cerner, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison and ordered to pay part of the restitution costs.

4. New ransomware variant targets hospitals

A new ransomware kit called Philadelphia enables amateur cybercriminals to target hospitals.

5. Study: Physicians spend 50% of their day on 'desktop medicine'

A study in Health Affairs investigated how physicians split their time between patient visits and computer tasks.

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