Allscripts recovering from ransomware attack that has kept key tools offline

Allscripts, the billion-dollar electronic health record (EHR) company headquartered in Chicago, IL said they were still working to recover from a ransomware attack that left several applications offline after data centers in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC were infected on Thursday.

In a conference call for customers on Saturday, Allscripts’ Jeremy Maxwell, director of information security, said their PRO EHR and Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) services were the hardest hit by the ransomware attack.

Other services had availability issues as well, but those have since been restored, such as direct messaging and some CCDA functionality. EPCS has been also restored (as of Saturday) and they are working on getting PRO EHR back online.

Read more about the Allscripts ransomware attack, the recovery of which is focused on getting data restored via backups and alternative access methods, on CSO.

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