CommonSpirit Health says it experienced ‘IT security incidents’ in multiple regions

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    CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems, said it experienced an “IT security incident” on Monday at several undisclosed facilities in multiple regions.

    “This is affecting many CommonSpirit divisions,” spokesman Chad Burns told Healthcare Dive in an emailed statement. CommonSpirit operates 140 hospitals and more than 1,500 care locations across 21 states.

    Burns declined to provide more details about the security incident.

    Some CommonSpirit facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have moved some systems offline including electronic health records, according to a statement from CHI Memorial, which operates two hospitals in the area. Chattanooga.

    CHI Memorial said some patient procedures have been rescheduled due to the incident.

    It says: “We take our responsibility to ensure patient privacy and our IT security very seriously.

    Facilities are following protocols for system failures and are “taking steps to minimize disruption,” added CHI.

    CommonSpirit generated $34 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2022, according to the nonprofit’s audited financial statements.

    CommonSpirit was formed from the 2019 merger of the Catholic Health and Dignity Health Initiatives.

    This is a developing story and will be updated as Healthcare Dive learns more.

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