Heritage Valley Health System restores all medical services 1 week after global cyberattack

Beaver, Pa.-based Heritage Valley Health System has restored all acute, ambulatory and ancillary services after the global Petya cyberattack caused officials to cancel operations June 27, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

The main operational interruptions impacted lab and diagnostic imaging services at the health system's satellite locations. These services are now fully functional, meaning the health system will resume accepting patients at all 14 lab and diagnostic imaging sites beginning July 5.

Heritage Valley implemented "downtime procedures" until it could restore its systems, according to CEO Norm Mitry.

"While providing care without access to computers [was] challenging, the physicians and employees of Heritage Valley continued to deliver safe patient care throughout this adverse situation," Mr. Mitry said in a prepared statement, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

The health system has not found any evidence the cyberattackers accessed patient information, however, an internal investigation is ongoing.

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