5 most-read health IT stories in May

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The following are the five most-read health IT stories in May on Becker's Hospital Review.

1. Kansas Heart Hospital pays ransom, then hackers come back for more
After hackers locked files at Kansas Heart Hospital in a ransomware attack, the Wichita-based hospital paid the ransom. But hackers didn't fully unlock the computer files, and they demanded more money to do so. Read more 

2. Unpacking hospitals' EHR implementation costs: What's behind the million-dollar price tags?
Numbers are meaningless without context, but those in health IT can often get trapped in a numbers game. When dollar signs related to EHR implementations are ablaze in headlines, it's easy to take those numbers at face value. Read more 

3. Sharp hospital apologizes for inadvertently filming C-sections, giving recordings to lawyer
A drug diversion investigation gone wrong at Sharp Grossmont Hospital resulted in filming patient procedures in the operating room without those patients' permission. The hospital then provided some of those video clips to an attorney, which is considered a breach of medical privacy, and is now apologizing for its actions. Read more 

4. St. Luke's completes Epic go-live on time, under budget
"St. Luke's University Health Network completed its enterprisewide go-live of Epic's EHR system for inpatient records and calls the project a success. Read more

5. 117M stolen LinkedIn credentials put up for sale
Four years after LinkedIn reported a data breach of user credentials, sources suggest the breach is much larger than previously thought. In 2012, hackers accessed LinkedIn and reportedly stole 6.5 million passwords. Now, the social networking platform has learned an additional data set containing more than 100 million credentials stolen from the 2012 breach is being sold on the black market. Read more 

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