Finger Lakes Health, a three-hospital, 660-bed delivery system in Geneva, New York, continues to fight a ransomware attack that started around midnight on March 18.
For now, the organization has reverted to paper and manual processes, which include patient scheduling.
“We immediately implemented our manual downtime protocol and procedures for which we have practiced for circumstances when computer access is limited,” the organization said in a March 20 statement sent to local media, adding that at the present time there is no indication that patient or employee information has been compromised.
“We like many other businesses, have prepared for this inevitability due to the increase in these types of incidents,” the organization noted in a statement.
In addition to the hospitals, Finger Lakes Health includes four long-term care facilities and multiple primary and specialty care practices.
The organization continues to work with law enforcement and security professionals to return to electronic operations as soon as possible, and asserts that patient and resident care remains at the center of decisions.
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