A suburban Atlanta hospital system temporarily asked ambulances to take patients to other hospitals when possible because of a computer virus that slowed patient registration and other operations.
Computer virus hobbles patient registration; ambulances temporarily diverted
But Gwinnett Medical Center spokeswoman Beth Okun told WGCL-TV Saturday that most patients were being accepted, with their information being entered using a paper system. She said trauma patients were still being diverted to the next closest facility.
The system-wide computer virus was discovered Wednesday afternoon and was affecting operations at Gwinnett Medical Center campuses in Lawrenceville and Duluth.
Okun told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Gwinnett Medical staffers have been working with outside experts to fix the problem, but it was expected to last through the weekend.
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