Malware attack disables medical records at Children’s Hospital affiliates

Malware attack disables medical records at Children’s Hospital affiliates
A malware attack has disabled a computer system with Children’s Hospital affiliates, according to a spokesperson. (WFTV.com News Staff)

A malware attack has disabled a computer system with Children’s Hospital affiliates, according to a spokesperson.

The Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s (PPOC) reported a large outage affecting more than 500 primary care doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants across the state.

The outage is only affecting offices that are affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital.

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The IT office says the network is distinct from the hospital, which has not been impacted.

Systems have been quarantined and there won’t be any further impact, the spokesperson told Boston 25 News.

Some offices are encouraging families to postpone checkups scheduled for Wednesday and children with mild symptoms to wait before coming in.