Unreal. Absolutely unreal. A Hospital Paralyzed by Hackers I can't believe that the staff there could be that bloody incompetent. No backups, no alternative procedures in the event of a catastrophic failure, no nothing it seems. The only thing I can think of is the IT department has requested the ability to do their job and the board has denied it. Otherwise, we have a medical facility that has an IT staff that hasn't been doing their job. And if they fell down on the basics, just how well are they protecting patient records as required under HIPPA?