#1275979: Premier Family Medical hit with ransomware attack
The ransomware attack infected the healthcare organization’s servers and computer systems.
Patients who have been treated at any of Premier’s ten Utah County locations including American Fork Clinic, Copper Peaks Clinic, Eagle Mountain Clinic, Lehi Main Street Clinic, and Lindon Clinic, among others, are impacted.
What’s the matter?
Premier Family Medical in Utah suffered a ransomware attack that disabled access to data from certain systems within its organization.
Who was impacted?
Patients who have been treated at any of Premier’s ten Utah County locations including American Fork Clinic, Copper Peaks Clinic, Eagle Mountain Clinic, Lehi Main Street Clinic, Lindon Clinic, Mountain Point Clinic, Orem Clinic, Pleasant Grove Clinic, Premier Dermatology Clinic, and Saratoga Springs Clinic are impacted.
Nearly 320,000 patients have been notified about the ransomware attack.
The detailed picture
The ransomware attack infected the healthcare organization’s servers and computer systems. The healthcare firm became aware of the incident after its staff faced issues in accessing data from certain systems.
Upon discovery, Premier notified the appropriate law enforcement authorities and the Department of Health and Human Services about the incident.
The organization has engaged technical consultants to investigate the incident.
The investigation determined that no patient information was compromised.
However, the healthcare firm has taken the necessary steps to restore access to its systems and further improve the security of its systems.
“We love being in the business of caring for patients and understand that includes protecting their health information. Even though our investigation has found no reason to believe patient information was accessed or taken, we are very concerned that this event even occurred and have taken steps to further enhance the security of our systems,” Robert Edwards, Premier’s chief administrator said.
|Date added||Sept. 11, 2019, 6:12 p.m.|