5 most-read health IT stories in March

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Ransomware attacks held readers' attention throughout March. Here are five most-read health IT stories on Becker's Hospital Review last month.

1. Methodist Hospital in Kentucky declares internal emergency due to ransomware attack

A Kentucky hospital was hit with a ransomware virus limiting its use of electronic web-based services, prompting the hospital to declare an internal state of emergency. Read more

2. Epic contracts — and their costs — so far in 2016

Selecting an EHR requires a considerable investment of time, manpower and money. Read more

3. Methodist Hospital ransomware attack ends without payment

After five days, Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Ky., emerged from an internal state of emergency after undergoing a targeted ransomware attack. Read more

4. MedStar Health shuts down computer system after detecting virus

Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health temporarily disabled its computer networks after discovering a virus that prevented certain users from logging in to the system. Read more

5. MedStar recovering from computer virus: 7 things to know

Here are seven updates about MedStar Health's cyberattack and how the system responded. Read more

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