Ransomware attack derails UVM's Epic implementation timeline

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

The University of Vermont Health Network announced this week that it was slowing down the planned rollout of its Epic electronic health record implementation following a cyberattack that is continuing to affect the system.

The new second phase of the go-live will be pushed back eight months to November 2021, and the third phase will now be in April 2022.

"In 2020, our network, like those across the world, experienced tremendous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only to be further encumbered by a ransomware attack," said UVM Health Network president and CEO Dr. John Brumsted in a statement.

"Given the obstacles...

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