Health sys­tem re­stores IT sys­tem af­ter cy­ber­at­tack

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A health net­work that fell vic­tim to a world­wide cy­ber­at­tack on June 27 said that all acute, am­bu­la­tory and an­cil­lary care ser­vices have been re­stored at its lo­ca­tions.

Her­itage Val­ley Health Sys­tem, Beaver, Pa., said there was a lack of ac­cess to com­puter sys­tems fol­low­ing the cy­ber­at­tack. But it said Her­itage Val­ley Sewick­ley and Beaver hos­pi­tals, Her­itage Val­ley Med­i­cal Group, Her­itage Val­ley Pe­di­atrics and Tri-State Ob­stet­rics & Gyne­col­ogy physi­cian prac­tices, Con­ve­nien­tCare walk-in clin­ics and all other com­mu­nity lo­ca­tions had stayed open and op­er­a­tional.

Her­itage Val­ley Health Sys­tem CEO Norm Mitry said pro­vid­ing care with­out com­puter ac­cess is dif­fi­cult, but physi­cians and em­ploy­ees “con­tin­ued to de­liver safe pa­tient care through­out this ad­verse sit­u­a­tion.”

Her­itage said the cy­ber­at­tack was iden­ti­fied as the same ran­somware at­tack that af­fected or­ga­ni­za­tions world­wide. The sys­tem said there was no in­di­ca­tion it was tar­geted specif­i­cally.

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