It had been a while since we did a Twitter roundup. So many interesting, entertaining, and insightful things are shared. We decided to keep this one light but valuable. We hope you enjoy the Twitter roundup and some of our own added commentary.
This is probably a first: Tennessee hospital notifies 24,000 patients after EMR system attacked with cryptocurrency mining software https://t.co/krKr4YASmV
— Patrick Howell O'Neill (@HowellONeill) February 7, 2018
Not sure this is the first, but certain it’s not the last. A lot of money to be made from cryptocurrency mining and hospitals have a lot of CPU that can be stolen to mine cryptocurrency. This is going to become a popular malware. It goes mostly hidden from site and so many organizations don’t even realize what’s happening.
EMR…. wow. I found out quickly there was no one-size-fits-all, and every implementation needs customization! https://t.co/GmwX7Wughe
— Linda Stotsky (@EMRAnswers) February 7, 2018
If you’ve been part of an EHR implementation you know that Linda is right. However, there are some general lessons learned that are extremely valuable and help every implementation or now EHR optimization. The question I’d ask is, should EHR be standard?
If my patients went unresponsive as often as my EMR, I’d lose my license.
— Chad Hayes, MD (@chadhayesmd) February 5, 2018
I should have saved this for a Fun Frdiay post, but why not treat Wednesday like Friday. Some other replies to this tweet were just as hilarious (until you realize what they really mean):
If my patients went unresponsive as often as my EMR, I’d be a coroner. – @FredWuMD
Just spray a little epi into the USB port – @roto_tudor
Yes it would be like an episode of the resident. Multiple codes a day. @CaitlynMooneyMD