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Md. hospitals using telehealth to address coronavirus worries

It shows nurses in the LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital triaging patients. Those patients will then have private video visits with other providers. (LifeBridge Health submitted photo)

Hospitals are using telehealth options to treat patients remotely and triage COVID-19 cases as concerns grow about bed capacity and the possibility of spreading the virus within hospital walls. Health systems and the state emergency service are watching capacity as ...

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2 Iranian hackers charged in ransomware attack on MedStar, others

A sign designates an entrance to the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, Monday, March 28, 2016. Hackers crippled computer systems at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., on Monday, forcing records systems offline for thousands of patients and doctors. The FBI said it was investigating whether the unknown hackers demanded a ransom to restore systems. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

WASHINGTON — Two Iranian computer hackers were charged Wednesday in connection with a multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted government agencies, cities and businesses, including MedStar Health, the Justice Department said. Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah ...

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MedStar Health opens new sports medicine center

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MedStar Health will open a new comprehensive center for orthopaedics, spine and sports medicine Tuesday in Timonium, consolidating several smaller rehabilitation centers in Baltimore County. The new center will house rehabilitation and advanced imaging capabilities. By the end of the ...

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Md. hospitals shared $16.5M in Medicare billing settlement

A healthcare practitioner conducts a blood pressure examination. Health care jobs were the largest growing sub-sector in Maryland in 2015, adding 10,800 jobs. (Centers for Disease Control photo)

A group of Maryland hospitals shared $16.5 million as part of a settlement last year to resolve thousands of longstanding Medicare billing disputes, according to data newly released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. MedStar Union Memorial Hospital received ...

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Hospitals want jobs program to help build trust in Baltimore

This story has been corrected. An explanation follows the story. A new job-creation initiative proposed by nine Baltimore-area hospitals is a way to address some of the city’s economic challenges that were thrust into the spotlight by last year’s unrest, officials say. “We need ...

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Doctor sues MedStar, says her support for abortion silenced

WASHINGTON — A physician who performs abortions at a Washington hospital filed a federal civil rights complaint Monday alleging that she’s been unfairly barred from speaking publicly about her view that abortion is an essential procedure for women’s health. The ...

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Computer virus strikes MedStar Health

A computer virus struck the information technology system of MedStar Health early Monday, forcing the company to shut down all of its system interfaces to prevent further spread. The virus prevented some employees from logging in to their computers. The ...

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Maryland loans MedStar $750,000 for relocation

The Maryland Department of Commerce will loan MedStar Health $750,000 to assist with the firm’s opening a new headquarters in Howard County. The conditional loan will be made through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority. Commerce also announced MedStar is ...

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