Ohio hospital cancels procedures due to computer system disruption: 4 details

Ashtabula (Ohio) County Medical Center reported a computer system outage on Sept. 24 that lasted at least through the next day, according to the Star Beacon.

Four details:

1. The hospital implemented downtime procedures and worked to get the systems back online after a technical disruption.

2. Some appointments and elective procedures were canceled due to the incident.

3. The hospital's five family health centers also lost computer access; nurses and doctors could not access lab results, prescriptions or health history.

4. In the past week, Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine as well as Las Vegas-based Valley Health System reported similar computer outages.

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