Virus affecting IT system at Health Sciences North impacting health care across the region
Update: The hospital later issued a statement indicating that some elective surgeries and appointments were being rescheduled. As reported on Sudbury.com:
Certain elective procedures and surgeries in the next 24-48 hours may be rescheduled. Patients are in the process of being rescheduled for treatement later this week and into the weekend. Those patients impacted will be notified.
CBC News reports:
The head of Health Sciences North says various medical systems at the hospital in Sudbury and other hospitals throughout the region have been shut down to avoid damage from a computer virus.
On Thursday morning, staff at the hospital in Sudbury identified a “zero-day virus” potentially contaminating the system.
“By zero-day virus, I mean that it is a virus that is not captured by the current anti-virus tools that are available on the market,” Dominic Giroux, CEO of Health Sciences North said.
“As a safety measure, we put all our systems on downtime to avoid any contamination of the systems at HSN.”
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