Topics: Health information technology workforce

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Cybersecurity: How a Rural Alaska Hospital is Safeguarding Its Patients’ Information

A Chief Nursing Officer and Charge Nurse use a SPH computer.


Due to barriers like cost and staffing, many rural healthcare facilities’ information systems are susceptible to malware attacks such as ransomware. South Peninsula Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in Homer, Alaska, uses an IT staff of six to monitor threats and train coworkers on how to safeguard their hospital’s information.

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January 11, 2017

An Interview with Leila Samy

Leila Samy


The ONC Rural Health IT Coordinator describes how the hospitalization of her father led her to become an advocate for health IT.

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February 12, 2014

An Interview with Terry Hill

Terry Hill


The Executive Director of the National Rural Health Resource Center talks about health reform challenges for hospitals, starting the Center, staying fit, and getting ready to step down as director.

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August 13, 2013