Health

Cyberattack against international firm impacts health system

A cyberattack against an international software company includes a database breach which may have compromised personal information, a North Carolina hospital system said.

Atrium Health posted a notice of the attack on its website, saying some information, possibly including a person’s name, birth date and doctor’s name, was accessed when cybercriminals targeted Blackbaud, which is one of its vendors, The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday.

According to the hospital system, no medical records or information about medications or test results were compromised and no credit card or bank account information was stolen.

Blackbaud, which provides donor management software to many institutions around the world, notified Atrium on July 16 of the attack on its systems, according to Atrium’s letter to patients. The newspaper said it obtained one of the letters on Saturday.

In a statement to the Observer, Atrium said “there are still many unanswered questions and we are

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Jujamcyn Files Lawsuit Against Insurance Companies For Failing to Cover Losses Due to the Health Crisis

Jujamcyn operates five Broadway houses, including the St. James, Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neill, and Walter Kerr.

Jujamcyn Files Lawsuit Against Insurance Companies For Failing to Cover Losses Due to the Health Crisis

Jujamcyn Theaters has filed a lawsuit against its insurance companies, Federal Insurance Company and Pacific Indemnity Company, for failing to cover losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, Forbes reports.

Jujamcyn Theaters, like the rest of the Broadway houses, have been closed since March 12. While the company’s policy with Federal Insurance Company does not specifically mention pandemics, it requires the insurance firm to pay any losses “incur[red] due to the actual impairment of [its] operations, directly caused by the prohibition of access to [its] premises … by a civil authority.”

Lawyers for Jujamcyn say that the company expected Federal to pay for Jujamcyn’s financial losses, but their insurance claim was denied. Federal Insurance Company said that its policy only covers losses resulting from “physical loss or damage” to the theaters, which were

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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Ping An Health Insurance Company of China, Ltd.

The ratings reflect Ping An Health’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorises as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. The ratings also reflect the implicit and explicit support that the company receives from its two major shareholders, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (Ping An Group) and Discovery Limited, with respect to capital

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St. Peter’s Health Partners to cut 76 finance jobs

Editor’s Note: This story was originally posted with a photo of St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, which is not part of St. Peter’s Health Partners and is not affected by these job cuts.

ALBANY — St. Peter’s Health Partners is eliminating 76 jobs in its finance unit as a restructuring plan begun 22 months ago nears completion.

The Albany-based medical system, with 12,000 employees in more than 170 locations, has been part of national Catholic health system Trinity Health since 2013. The SPHP jobs are being eliminated so that their function can be centralized at Trinity.

SPHP said Friday in a prepared statement that the employees of its Revenue Excellence department were told of the impending changes in October 2018. It said many of the 76 employees losing their jobs will have the opportunity to transition into roles with Michigan-based Trinity, and will be able work remotely from the Capital

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