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Hospital Diverts Ambulances Due to Ransomware Attack

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Electronic Healthcare Records , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware

Hospital Diverts Ambulances Due to Ransomware Attack Latest Cyber Incident Spotlights Impact on Patient Care Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • July 11, 2018

A ransomware attack forced a Missouri county medical center to divert ambulances carrying trauma and stroke patients to other facilities as the critical access hospital continues to recover.

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The ransomware attack Monday impacted the enterprise IT infrastructure, including the electronic health records system, at Harrisonville, Mo.-based Cass Regional Medical Center, which includes 35 inpatient beds and several outpatient clinics, a spokeswoman tells Information Security Media Group.

As of Wednesday morning, about 70 percent of Cass' affected systems were restored, she says. Except for diverting urgent stroke and trauma patients to other hospitals "out...(continued)

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