January 24, 2021

Dawson County Journal

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Cyberattack shut down computer systems at Nebraska Medicine

Cyberattack shut down computer systems at Nebraska Medicine

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Medicine says it will resume normal operations “in days” following a cyberattack that shut down computer systems early Sunday.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that officials described the outage in a statement Thursday as a “significant information technology system downtime event. It led to the postponement of appointments for patients with elective procedures or other non-critical health concerns.

The system’s emergency rooms have remained open, and no patients were diverted to other hospitals. No patients’ electronic medical records were deleted or destroyed, thanks to the system’s back-up and recovery processes.


Cyberattack shut down computer systems at Nebraska Medicine