Houston, Texas (KTRK) – You may not see an appointment until Tuesday if you are seen at a health facility in Saint Luke’s.
The hospital system that serves the Houston area has confirmed that its parent company CommonSprit Health is managing an “IT security incident” affecting some of its facilities nationwide.
“As a precautionary step, we have taken certain IT systems offline, which may include Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems and other systems. Our facilities follow existing protocols for system outages and are taking steps to minimize outages,” the statement read in part.
The health system adds that some patients should expect appointments to be rescheduled and direct contact from their provider or care facility if they are affected.
“Our hospitals are working,” a St Luke representative told ABC13.
The IT security incident also affects CHI health facilities in other places, including NebraskaOmaha, the state’s largest city, is served by the health system.
The health system could not provide details on the extent of the security incident, including whether any information was disclosed.
Back in June, St. Luke’s Health notified patients that a “cyber security event” You may have disclosed certain PHIs to certain individuals, including names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth.
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