Emergency systems offline after ransomware attack
Three German hospitals are victims of a ransomware attack. For security reasons, all systems have been shut down. Emergency rooms have been disrupted as a result.
The hospital network Katholische Hospitalvereinigung Ostwestfalen confirmed that sites in Bielefeld, Rheda-Wiedenbrück and Herford ... Read more
Dutch hospital now uses AI chatbot to answer patient questions, a first in Europe
The Dutch-based UMCG hospital is now answering questions from patients with the help of AI. However, it's still only medical professionals who are actually doing the talking: the AI application is mainly intended to reduce the administrative pressure on healthcare workers.
The UMCG cooperated wi... Read more
LockBit releases decryptor, expresses regret for hospital attack
Ransomware group LockBit expressed regret over a cyberattack on a children's hospital in Canada. A free decryptor was released alongside the statement.
In late December 2022, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada was attacked by an affiliate of ransomware group LockBit. The incident ... Read more
Cyberattack hits French hospital, six patients transferred
The André-Mignot Hospital in Versailles fell victim to a cyberattack. As a precaution, several IT systems were taken offline. Six patients have been transferred to nearby locations.
The attack took place on Saturday evening, according to news channel Franceinfo. Health Minister François Braun... Read more
AI helps Dutch doctors discharge intensive care patients
The intensive care unit of Amsterdam UMC implemented an artificial intelligence solution to determine whether patients are fit to leave intensive care. "A world first", the organization said.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining ground in healthcare. More and more organizations develop AI so... Read more
A terminally ill patient is told by a robot that he doesn’t live long anymore.
The health care sector is undergoing major developments. Robots, for example, already help in carrying out complex operations. But sometimes developments take a turn for the better, as was the case with the 78-year-old Ernest Quintana. He was told by a robot that he would die in a few days.
Accordin... Read more