HCA's EHR shutdown over the weekend: 4 things to know

Hospital Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., experienced an EHR outage over the weekend, and the outages primarily affected HCA's Florida facilities, according to a MedCity News report.

Here are four things to know.

1. Additional reports indicated the outage also affected areas of the East Cost.

2. HCA did not immediately respond to MedCity News for a comment, but later confirmed the outage was related to a hardware storage issue.

3. An HCA spokesperson told iHealthBeat the issue has been resolved.

4. "Sunday morning we experienced a hardware storage issue that limited the use of our electronic health record at some of our hospitals, primarily in Florida. On Monday, full access was restored using our existing alternate data center strategy. While working to fix this issue, which did not affect patient care, we used other systems and processes we have in place. We appreciate the patience and diligence of our caregivers," HCA told Becker's Hospital Review in an emailed comment. 

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