How the Ascension cyberattack is disrupting care at hospitals

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Austin’s Ascension Seton Medical Center is among the hospitals affected by a nationwide cybersecurity breach of Ascension technology systems. Julia Reihs/KUT News

Julia Reihs/KUT News

Hospital staff are forced to write notes by hand and deliver orders for tests and prescriptions in person in the ongoing fallout from a recent ransomware attack at the national health system Ascension.

Ascension is one of the largest health systems in the United States, with some 140 hospitals located across 19 states and D.C.

A spokesperson said in a statement that “unusual activity” was

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