The Adams County Regional Medical Center has reported a data security breach that happened on January 30th, by an unknown third party.
Below is a statement released by the Adams County Regional Medical Center.
Adams County Regional is in the process of responding to a data security incident that resulted from the targeting of our information technology systems by an unauthorized, unknown third party on Wednesday, January 30th. The incident caused the temporary disabling of a variety of data storage, operational and communications systems. No critical patient care equipment was impacted by the incident. We have restored secure IT operations of the ER and all clinical departments, and are continuing a deliberate process to bring the remaining administrative systems and workstations back online. We have been treating this issue with the highest priority.
Upon discovery of the attack, we immediately initiated a comprehensive response, including engaging independent data forensics experts to help us assess and resolve the situation. We also swiftly activated our internal fallback procedures, so that we could continue to provide high-quality patient care while certain IT systems were unavailable. We are grateful for the professionalism of hospital staff, as they worked to ensure that patient care continued in a safe and effective manner, with minimal disruption.
At this time, there is no evidence that any patient data has been compromised as a result of this incident. However, we are committed to completing a full forensic investigation and taking all appropriate action in response to our findings, including implementing security enhancements to further protect our data. We sincerely regret any concern that this matter may cause, and we remain dedicated to protecting the personal information of our patients