Feb. 21, 2016
Vol. 5, No. 7
As of today, there is a virus that is only activated by
an attachment. I received a call from another IT person, that their
network is now being held hostage, and a ransom has to be paid to
release the network.
On CNN this morning, a hospital system had to pay
$17,000 to have the ransom paid and the network released. The user in
this company had used their notebook computer to read her personal
emails, and accidentally clicked on a link and it downloaded the
virus to her computer. When she came into the office this
morning she connected it to her company network and it infected
the entire network and now is held hostage as well...
Please do not click on any attachments that you are not
familiar with..if you think you have been compromised in anyway, do
not connect your laptop to a network until it can be cleared.
Al Ortiz, Chief Information Officer, BCMS
Julio Palmaz Award Call for Nominations
BioMed SA, a
non-profit, membership-based organization, in which BCMS has a seat
on the Board of Directors, has issued a Call for Nominations for the
11th annual Julio Palmaz Award for Innovation in Healthcare and the
Biosciences. For purposes of the award, "innovation"
is broadly defined to include advances in patient care, public
policy, leadership, education, technology and other areas within
healthcare and the biosciences. The award, which alternates
between national/international and local candidates, will present the
award to a local nominee this year. Deadline for submissions is
Monday, March 21. Please read BioMed SA's announcement letter
below for additional information and nomination submission
- Mary Nava, Chief Government and Community Relations
EMERGENCY HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
NEW CIRCLE OF FRIENDS GOLD SPONSOR
The Bexar County
Medical Society is proud to Welcome a New Gold Sponsor to our Circle
of Friends program
since 1999, we believe it's all about relationships. We keep our
partners compliant assisting with human resource administration/management,
workers' compensation/risk management, benefit administration, and
payroll. We help our partners concentrate on what they do
best...Service their customers.
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rewarding the practice of good medicine. With 78,000 members, we are
the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.
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Circle of Friends sponsors contribute $3,000
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and your patient.
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