Hendrick computer systems restored, additional security measures implemented – Abilene Reporter-News

Hendrick computer systems restored, additional security measures implemented – Abilene Reporter-News

Hendrick Health System announced late Monday that its hospital and clinic computer systems were back online after a cybersecurity threat announced Nov. 9.

Computer systems have been down since the health system’s information technology department learned of the attack.

More:Hendrick Health System shuts down IT networks because of ‘security threat’

The health system has worked with federal law enforcement and industry experts and  “completed our due diligence in assessing and containing the threat,” according to a news release.

“Our hospital and clinic EMR systems are back up and running, and we will continue to actively monitor for similar threats,” the release said. 

Patient care and safety remained a top priority during the shut down, the release said.

“We would like to thank the many Hendrick team members who worked nights and weekends to ensure that there was minimal disruption to our patients,” the release said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this issue caused.”

More:Network security “threat” at Hendrick Health System remains unresolved

From the Hendrick Health System news release: 

Last week, our information technology (IT) department learned of a network security threat that prompted us to shut down the IT networks at Hendrick Medical Center (main campus) and some of our Hendrick Clinic offices in order to contain the threat and prevent lasting damage to our IT system. Since learning about the threat, our team has worked around the clock to resolve
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