UHS Restores IT Network After Cyberattack

Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) has restored its IT network after a cyberattack caused the hospital company to take systems offline a little more than a week ago.

UHS announced the news Monday in a statement, saying it’s in the process of reconnecting its applications.

“The recovery process has been completed for all servers at the corporate data center and connectivity has been re-established for all U.S.-based inpatient facilities,” UHS wrote in a statement. “Our major information systems such as the electronic medical record (EMR) were not directly impacted; we are in the process of restoring connections to these systems and back-loading data from the past week. More than half of our acute care hospitals are live already or scheduled to be live by the end of today.”


In the meantime, facilities that have yet to go live are still using back up, offline documentation.

UHS says it has no indication that any patient or employee data has been accessed, copied or misused as a result of the attack.


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