Proposed acquisition of EMIS Group

Overcoming the WannaCry attack

21 Mar 2018

EMIS Health supported East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust during the WannaCry cyber attack.

“When the WannaCry cyber attack hit, EMIS Health came straight to us onsite to help. The attack had potential for huge disruption. We have just under 1,000 beds to care for a population of 530,000 people so it was essential to minimise impact on patient care. EMIS Health worked with us to get our pharmacy systems back up and running as quickly as possible. EMIS Health staff were prepared to put in the hours to help us, whatever the time of day."

Mark Johnson, transformation director in clinical support services, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Keeping East Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust up and running