Ohio hospital cancels procedures due to computer system disruption: 4 details


Ashtabula (Ohio) County Medical Center reported a computer system outage on Sept. 24 that lasted at least through the next day, according to the Star Beacon.

Four details:

1. The hospital implemented downtime procedures and worked to get the systems back online after a technical disruption.

2. Some appointments and elective procedures were canceled due to the incident.

3. The hospital’s five family health centers also lost computer access; nurses and doctors could not access lab results, prescriptions or health history.

4. In the past week, Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine as well as Las Vegas-based Valley Health System reported similar computer outages.

More articles on cybersecurity:
At nearly $7M, Premera Blue Cross agrees to pay 2nd largest HIPAA fine in OCR history
Geisinger warns of phone spoofing scams, launches digital info hub
12 health system malware, ransomware and phishing incidents this month


© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.