Allscripts restores services

Allscripts restored services Friday, nearly eight days after it was hit with a ransomware attack, company spokeswoman Concetta Rasiarmos confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.

"We are pleased to announce that service to all affected clients has been restored," she wrote in an email.

The Chicago-based EHR vendor said Jan. 18 a variant of SamSam ransomware knocked out applications hosted at data centers in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. Roughly 1,500 clients could not access Allscripts' cloud-hosted Professional EHR or electronic prescribing services.

Allscripts client Surfside Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics in Boynton Beach, Fla., filed a class-action lawsuit against the company Thursday, alleging the system outage resulted in canceled appointments, care disruptions and "significant business interruption and disruption and lost revenues."

Allscripts hasn't disclosed whether it paid the ransom to unlock its data.

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