Hackensack Meridian Health reschedules nonemergency surgeries after 'external technical issues'

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Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health was forced to turn to paper records Dec. 4 due to technical issues, according to the Asbury Park Press.

"We have been experiencing intermitted IT system interruptions across our network due to external technical issues," the health system said in a statement to Asbury Park Press. "Systems are coming back on-line at this time."

The technical problems caused Hackensack Meridian Health to reschedule a limited number of nonemergency procedures. Hackensack Meridian Health said it does not believe that patient data has been affected.

"We are working diligently to remedy the situation and expect these systems to be operational very soon," Hackensack Meridian Health said. "In the meantime, we are using manual patient records so there is no impact on care."

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