‘We weren’t ready’ — Inside St. Michael Medical Center during October cyberattack outages

Nathan Pilling reports:

 In early October, a fresh batch of troubles arrived at St. Michael Medical Center. They would first be linked to an “IT security incident.”

It would eventually be acknowledged by the hospital’s parent organization, CommonSpirit Health – one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country – that the group had been hit by a cyberattack. A number of facilities under the CommonSpirit umbrella across the country would report disruptions. The extent of patient information accessed in that breach remains unclear, though the organization said in an update on Thursday that some personal information of patients of St. Michael Medical Center and other Virginia Mason Franciscan Health facilities in the state was exposed when an unauthorized third party accessed its network.

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