As many of you are aware, Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic health system, recently fell victim to a crippling ransomware attack. This incident, which has disrupted operations across their 140 hospitals, serves as a stark reminder of the critical importance of having a reliable backup and recovery solution in place.

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Crippling Disruptions from Ransomware Attack

In the case of Ascension, the attack has caused significant disruptions, including:

  • Unavailability of Electronic Health Records (EHR): Essential patient data has been rendered inaccessible, hindering the ability to deliver proper care.
  • MyChart Outage: Patients are unable to access their medical records or communicate with providers through the MyChart portal.
  • Disrupted Phone Systems: Communication within and between Ascension facilities has been hampered.
  • Postponement of Elective Procedures: Patient care has been significantly impacted, with some critical procedures being delayed.

These disruptions highlight the devastating impact that ransomware attacks can have on healthcare organizations. Without a robust backup and recovery strategy, restoring systems and resuming normal operations can be a lengthy and arduous process.

EDSI: Safeguard Your Healthcare Data Against Ransomware Attacks

Here at EDSI, we understand the critical role that data plays in the healthcare industry. We are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive backup and recovery solutions that can help them weather any storm, including ransomware attacks. Our solutions ensure:

  • Regular Backups: We create frequent backups of your data, ensuring you have a recent copy in case of an attack.
  • Secure Storage: Backups are stored securely offsite, shielding them from ransomware encryption.
  • Rapid Recovery: Our solutions enable you to quickly restore your systems and data, minimizing downtime and disruption.

The recent attack on Ascension serves as a wake-up call for all healthcare organizations. Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact EDSI today to discuss how we can help you implement a reliable backup and recovery solution.

In light of this event, I encourage everyone to learn more about ransomware and the steps you can take to protect your organization.

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By working together, we can build a more resilient healthcare system that is better prepared to withstand cyberattacks.

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