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Cyberattack Hits Large Healthcare Unit

March 8th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

A cyberattack Change Healthcare has crippled pharmacies and healthcare providers across the country. The attack happened to systems controlling pharmacy and procedure pre-approvals and payments. ABC’s Alison Kosik has more…

Locally, WCBC News reached out to UPMC to see if the attack affected their services.  A statement from the health system said that temporarily prescriptions were sent to pharmacies by fax, phone or paper prescription but those issues are now resolved.  No other clinical disruptions for patient care were reported.