UVM Health reports systemwide network issue: 5 details

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The University of Vermont Health Network reported a significant systemwide IT release Oct. 29 affecting 7 of its hospitals.
Five things to know:
1. The health system is investigating possible causes for the IT concern, including a malicious cyberattack. IT systems have been shut down, and UVM Health stated it does not have actually an approximated timeline for restoration.
2. Some patient appointments have actually been altered due to the interruption and staff are following “well-practiced standby procedures to guarantee safe patient care,” the health system mentioned.
3. Patients may experience delays at the health systems medical facilities and practices in Berlin, Vt., and Plattsburgh, N.Y.
4. UVM Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., has rescheduled some elective treatments slated for Oct. 29 and aims to resume procedures Oct. 30.
5. Clients are unable to access the health systems client portal as an outcome of the outage.
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The health system is investigating possible causes for the IT problem, consisting of a harmful cyberattack. IT systems have been shut down, and UVM Health stated it does not have actually an approximated timeline for remediation.
Patients might experience delays at the health systems medical facilities and practices in Berlin, Vt., and Plattsburgh, N.Y.
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