Ohio hospital reopens inpatient unit 3 weeks after cyberattack; system still not fully online

The health center is working with independent technology professionals to totally bringing its computer system online after the Sept. 21 cyberattack. “It is a complex process that will take a little more time,” Michael Habowski, the medical centers president and CEO, informed the Star Beacon.
The health center initially held off some surgical treatments however was able to resume low-acuity procedures last week.

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Ashtabula (Ohio) County Medical Center resumed its inpatient health center system Oct. 13, 3 weeks after a cyberattack that forced its computer system offline, according to a report from the Star Beacon.
4 things to understand:
1. The hospital is working with independent technology experts to fully bringing its computer system online after the Sept. 21 cyberattack. “It is a complex process that will take a little more time,” Michael Habowski, the medical centers president and CEO, told the Star Beacon.
2. The medical facility resumed taking ambulance patients Oct. 13.
The healthcare facility initially delayed some surgical procedures but was able to resume low-acuity treatments last week. Clinicians still can see client info through the EHR.
4. The medical center said it intends to resume more intricate treatments next week for patients that will need overnight stays.