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December 2019 Newsletter

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December 2019 Newsletter


One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you and your family the very best for the new year!

To all those who will be caring for patients during this holiday season instead of home with your families, Thank You!

CMS Imaging's Corporate and Regional Offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st.

Our Charleston Call Center will also be closed, but our weekend call center will be available for emergencies. For Service Requests, please call 800.867.1821

Cybersecurity: Beyond Human Training

A new blog post

Cybersecurity: Beyond Human Training
                    A new blog post

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Great Plains Health, a hospital system in Nebraska, fell victim to a ransomware attack shutting down all hospital computer systems and forced the hospital to cancel all non-emergency procedures.

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Southeastern Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (SEMONS) reported a ransomware attack that may have exposed the Personal Health Information (PHI) of their patients. On September 23, 2019, hackers attacked a server used by SEMONS in a ransomware attack. The IT department intervened immediately and was able to restore the data quickly. SEMONS did not report a ransom demand or money paid to the hackers, but the facility had to inform their 80,000 patients of the threat.

On Friday, December 13, 2019, the City of New Orleans suffered a severe cyberattack, which led Mayor LaToya Cantrell to declare a state of emergency. The city's IT department immediately gave the order for all city employees to power down their computers and mobile phones and disconnect from WiFi. Additionally, the city servers were removed from their power sources to isolate the malware. The city's health department continues to have limited access to patient information, causing officials to reschedule appointments.

Do I have your attention yet? Here are three cyberattacks impacting the healthcare industry in the last month.

Shimadzu MX8


The MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 is a general-purpose mobile digital X-ray system, which can be freely moved throughout a hospital to directly obtain X-ray images of various areas of the body.

Agfa DX-D 300

DX-D 300

The DX-D 300 is the quick and easy way to go direct digital. With it, you’ll enjoy – consistently – the high image quality of MUSICA image processing.

Dynamic Digital Radiology

Dynamic Digital Radiology

Dynamic Digital Radiology (DDR) by Konica Minolta, is a series of individual digital images acquired at high speed and low dose. The resulting cine loop presents a diagnostic-quality of dynamic density and anatomical motion. That motion can be quantified with advanced image processing. DDR is a promising platform for AI (Artificial Intelligence) applications.