Nonprofit hospital network suffers IT meltdown after ‘security incident’

America’s second-largest nonprofit healthcare org is suffering a security “issue” that has diverted ambulances and shut down electronic records systems at hospitals around the country.

CommonSpirit Health, a Chicago-based organization that has more than 1,000 facilities and 140 hospitals across 21 states, this week copped to an “IT security issue” affecting “some” of its locations. The nonprofit, in a very brief notice posted on its website, said it took some systems offline, including “electronic health record (EHR) and other systems.”

“Our facilities are following existing protocols for system outages and taking steps to minimize the disruption,” the statement continued.

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Source: The Register