Hacker had access to OSF HealthCare's IT systems for 6 weeks before outage
Becker's Health IT
Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare began notifying patients Oct. 1 that their protected health information was exposed for more than six weeks during an attack on its IT systems earlier this year.
OSF HealthCare experienced a computer systems outage from April 23-25, which sent the health system into downtime procedures and protocols for two days, the Journal Star reported.
In an Oct. 1 notice on its website, OSF HealthCare said the outage was the result of a data security incident. After investigating...