‘People’s lives are at risk’: Ascension ransomware attack going on nearly three weeks

A ransomware attack on a major US hospital network that began three weeks ago is endangering patients’ health as nurses are forced to manually enter prescription information and work without electronic health records, nurses at two hospitals affected by the cyberattack told CNN.

“It’s putting patients’ lives in danger,” said a nurse who works at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, a 290-bed facility about 25 miles north of downtown Detroit. “People have too many patients for what is safe. Nurses are taking on five or six patients dealing with all of this paper charting.” Another nurse, who works who works at a 409-bed Ascension hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, told CNN: “It is frightening how many safety guardrails [have been] out of service without any computers.”

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