Cyberattack shut down computer systems at Nebraska Medicine

Cyberattack shut down computer systems at Nebraska Medicine
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September 27th, 2020 | Karen Schmer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Medicine says it will resume normal operations “in days” following a cyberattack that shut down computer systems early Sunday.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that officials described the outage in a statement Thursday as a “significant information technology system downtime event. It led to the postponement of appointments for patients with elective procedures or other non-critical health concerns.

The systems emergency rooms have remained open, and no patients were diverted to other hospitals. No patients electronic medical records were deleted or destroyed, thanks to the systems back-up and recovery processes.

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