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Posted on: November 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Capital Health Cyber Situation

Capital Health’s Information Technology team immediately began to safeguard data, assess the situation, and work to regain system functionality as soon as they became aware of a cybersecurity incident. Like other major medical facilities in New Jersey and around the country, Capital Health was recently impacted by a cybersecurity incident. The authorities were notified. Currently, they are working with law enforcement, IT, and forensic experts to address the situation and ensure safety and security. The IT team is working around the clock to recover and restore systems and data. 

Capital Health’s first priority is patient safety and care. The Emergency Room remains in operation, and patients needing hospitalization are treated according to their immediate needs utilizing downtime protocols. Some changes have been made to surgery and testing schedules, and all patients affected have been notified. Outpatient radiology and diagnostic services are now being offered on a limited basis. Urgent care continues. 

At the current time, Capital Health is still working to determine if any patient, employee, or financial data has been compromised.

Patient portals and Capital Health Medical Group practices remain open and available.

It is not yet certain how long this incident will affect processes, but the administration expects to be operating with limitations for at least the next several days. 

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