5 southwestern Ontario hospitals hit by cyberattack, patient appointments to be rescheduled – CBC

IT provider investigating whether patient data compromised

Oct 23, 2023

Online services such as patient records and email have been down since Monday morning at five southwestern Ontario hospitals following a cyberattack, according to the hospitals’ IT provider.

TransForm is a local non-profit founded by Windsor Regional Hospital, Erie Shores HealthCare, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Bluewater Health and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance to run IT, supply chain and accounts, according to the organization’s website.

In a news release Monday evening, TransForm said that it has determined that its member hospitals are experiencing a cyberattack.

“Unfortunately, this incident is impacting [the hospitals’] provision of care in various ways,” reads the statement from TransForm.

It continues to say that patients with scheduled care appointments in the coming days will be contacted by their hospital to reschedule or make alternate arrangements.

The company says it is investigating the “cause and scope of incident, including whether any patient information was affected.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/windsor-hospital-system-1.7005158

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