Late last week, MedS­tar Health was still try­ing to re­turn to nor­mal, five days af­ter its health in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy sys­tems were hit by a com­puter virus.

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Ac­cord­ing to an on­line state­ment posted at 5 p.m. Thurs­day, MedS­tar’s doors re­mained open, “with a few ex­cep­tions. In those unique ex­cep­tions, our pro­to­cols for treat­ment are con­ser­va­tive, and driven solely by what is in the best in­ter­est of pa­tient care.” The lat­est re­port from the 10-hospital sys­tem with fa­cil­i­ties in Mary­land and Wash­ing­ton, D.C., in­sisted that no pa­tient or “as­so­ci­ate” data were com­pro­mised. Last Mon­day, the sys­tem dis­closed that its clin­i­cal com­puter sys­tems had been shut down to block the spread of the virus.

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