‘It’s all improv’: UHS offline after IT security issue

Universal Health Services, a 26-hospital health system, reported Sept. 28 its IT system is offline due to a security problem.

Laura Dyrda and Jackie Drees –
Monday, September 28th, 2020
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6 details:.

1. A statement from the healthcare facility said it implemented comprehensive IT security protocols and is dealing with its security partners to restore IT operations.

2. The health systems centers are using backup procedures and offline documents to continue delivering client care.

Las Vegas-based Valley Health System likewise experienced an IT security event starting Sept. 27 that forced it offline. Nebraska Medicines IT system was likewise required offline on Sept. 20 due to a security incident.

4. CNBC reported the computers at UHS slowed and then ultimately stopped working on Sept. 27. Some computer systems apparently shut down by themselves.

5. In addition to keeping medical records on paper, the clinicians have to hand-label medications. “Its all improv,” a nurse informed CNBC.

6. No client information has been accessed or jeopardized in the occasion, according to the health system.

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2 UHS nurses told CNBC that the attack happened over the weekend. Las Vegas-based Valley Health System also experienced an IT security occurrence starting Sept. 27 that required it offline. Nebraska Medicines IT system was also forced offline on Sept. 20 due to a security event.

CNBC reported the computer systems at UHS slowed and then eventually stopped working on Sept. 27. “Its all improv,” a nurse told CNBC.