The company said it “was the victim of a computer security incident in the early morning hours of September 27, 2020” and was therefore forced to shut down its entire computer network, resulting in impacted patient data, laboratory systems and clinical information.
“Patient care continues to be delivered in a safe and efficient manner,” the company statement said, adding that at present there is “no evidence that patient or employee data has been viewed, copied or misused “.
“They proactively shut down their entire network, to protect the network when they detected the attack, and they use these downtime protocols to keep clinical operations safe while they slowly bring systems back to normal. line, ”he said.
In the meantime, he said it was “a big deal”.
Reiner said affected facilities are using manual systems again, which was once the norm, so patient safety isn’t necessarily an issue at all. “But it’s a big problem. It’s a big problem,” he repeated.
He said he had to cancel several surgeries on Tuesday and added that it was “much more tedious to find patient data”.