Computer system at West Penn Allegheny restored after crash

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The computer system at West Penn Allegheny Health System crashed about noon today, temporarily leaving doctors and nurses to work off of paper records instead.

Kelly Sorice, vice president of public relations for the health system, said all systems have since been restored. She said the servers crashed about noon today when the system experienced a power surge.

Doctors in the health system keep paper copies of almost all of their records so they can reference them during power outages or scheduled maintenance times, Ms. Sorice said.

Ms. Sorice said she did not know of any procedures that had been rescheduled and added that, "Patient care has not been compromised." breaking - region - health

Liz Navratil:, 412-263-1438 or on Twitter @LizNavratil.


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