Allina Health restores computer network after outage affects all 14 hospitals in the system

Minneapolis-based Allina Health is back online after it lost access to its computer network in an outage that began April 4, but patient care has not been affected, according to Fox 9.

The health system's computer network suffered a major disruption around 6:30 p.m. April 4; however, by 2 a.m. April 5, the problem had been resolved. All 14 of the system's hospitals — located in Wisconsin and Minnesota — were affected by the outage, which led staff to operate under "standard offline procedures," a spokesperson told Fox 9 late Wednesday. Allina hospitals remained open and accepted patients during the downtime.

"All systems are now operational. During the outage, Allina Health implemented our standard offline procedures, and there was no impact to patient care,​" a hospital spokesperson told Becker's Hospital Review.

More articles on cybersecurity:
HHS OIG confirms cybersecurity center under investigation
Report: 24.4% of web traffic in healthcare comes from 'bad bots'
Researchers in Canada collect PHI from recycling bins to study hospital information security

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars