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'It's not a good week for healthcare': Health system IT execs react to recent ransomware attacks

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Over the past two weeks, several cyberattacks on hospitals and health systems have forced computer systems offline.

The largest breach occurred at King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services, a 26-hospital health system with hundreds of clinical locations. The health system reported an IT security incident that began on the evening of Sept. 27 and is ongoing, although on Sept. 30 the health system released a statement that some IT systems have been recovered and are becoming operational again.

On Sept. 20...

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