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MercyOne shuts down e-health records after ‘IT security incident’ affects online systems


Des Moines Register: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center has shut down some of its information technology systems, including its electronic health records, after its parent organization faced an unspecified cybersecurity incident Monday. The Des Moines hospital is among a number of undisclosed facilities affected by an “IT security incident” at CommonSpirit Health, one of MercyOne’s parent companies. MercyOne has taken certain systems offline “as a precautionary step” after the incident, which is affecting other facilities in the region, spokesperson Adam Amdor said in a statement today. “Our facilities are following existing protocols for system outages and taking steps to minimize the disruption,” Amdor said. It is unclear whether patient health information has been compromised by the incident.

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