Minnesota’s Lake Region Healthcare Recovering From Ransomware Attack

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) was hit with a ransomware attack a few days before Christmas, resulting in some computer system outages and disrupting certain operations. The Minnesota health system is continuing its recovery efforts, while investigating the scope of the incident.

First reported on December 22, the security team first detected unidentified activities on certain computer systems. In response, officials said they launched EHR downtime procedures to ensure continuity of care.

The outage impacted LRH locations in Fergus Falls, Battle Lake, Ashby, and Barnesville. LRH had previously established downtime protocols ahead of the attack, which enabled the care team to continue providing patient services.

However, some...

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