Cass Regional Medical Center: Restoration 90% complete after ransomware attack

Harrisonville, Mo.-based Cass Regional Medical Center has completed about 90 percent of its recovery efforts after it discovered ransomware on its IT infrastructure July 9, the hospital said in its latest update July 11.

"Most of our systems are back up and running," said Cass Regional CEO Chris Lang.

The hospital's Meditech EHR, which was taken offline shortly after the attack was found , will remain shut down until third-party cyber forensic experts complete their investigation. Currently, authorities believe they removed the virus from the organization's systems.

As of the July 11 update — which was posted around 4 p.m. — hospital leaders estimate the EHR will be back online within 24 to 48 hours. It continues to be on ambulance diversion for trauma and stroke patients until the EHR is functional.

To find Becker's Hospital Review's past coverage on the ransomware attack at Cass Regional, click here.

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