Computers at BJC Hospitals operating again after morning outage -

Computers at BJC Hospitals operating again after morning outage

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( – The computers at BJC Hospitals began operating again late Wednesday morning after an application issue, which shutdown computers across their system for almost 24 hours.

The system-wide outage affected all BJC facilities within the system, including their hospitals in Columbia, Missouri.

"There were a couple of delays and then they got on top of it," said Pat Imgold, parent of a patient. "The nurses were working really hard and all seemed to put their best foot forward."

During the shutdown, delays were seen in some surgical cases because prior imaging and X-rays were inaccessible to physicians and medical staff.

While the system was down, all manual charting was being done on paper and they reverted back to manual registering when patients arrived, hospital officials said.

The system came back online just before noon, but some patients experienced delays in service. Robin Cooley's daughter was in labor and had been prescribed antibiotics to be taken every hour.

"Last night at 2:30, they ordered more Penicillin for her, because she is having some complications and it was not delivered until 9:30 this morning because the computers were down," Cooley said.

In a statement, officials with BJC said, "It is important to note there is no indication that the information technology issues compromised patient data or employee information."

Officials with the hospital are continuing to work to figure out what caused the outage. 

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