Monday, May 16

Computer systems down at Oslo University Hospital – crisis management set

A medical record system has been down at the hospital since Thursday night.

Ullevål is the largest hospital under the OUS umbrella.

The case is being updated.

Oslo University Hospital (OUS) must work manually after the messaging service in the medical record system DIPS went down on Thursday night. Crisis management has been set up at the hospital.

– The entire hospital must now work manually. Everything goes slower. The emergency room in particular finds the situation particularly challenging. At present, the assessment is that the situation does not go beyond life and health. The hospital has staffed several places. We can put in additional resources as needed. The next step will be to ask for relief from other hospitals, if there is a need for it, says medical director Hilde Myhren in a press release.

The hospital’s crisis management will meet on Saturday at 16.00-17.00 and the hospital will provide updated information after that meeting.

The press officer at OUS informs Aftenposten that the hospitals are now struggling to refer patients between wards and move things in the system. The computer problems affect all the hospitals in OUS, they confirm.

– Everything goes much slower, says press officer Hedda Holth.

OUS is Norway’s largest hospital, and has over 24,000 employees. They administer, among others, Ullevål Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Aker Hospital, Gaustad Hospital and Radiumhospitalet.

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