Kansas Health Department Recouping Records After Systems Crash

Topkea, KS – Computer access to numerous Kansas Health and Environment records is being restored after a systems failure nearly two weeks ago.

KDHE Secretary Rod Bremby said Monday that server problems were to blame. He said access has been restored to systems handling state vital statistics, immunizations and child care licensing, among others.

The outage came at a critical time when Kansans are accessing birth certificates and immunization records as children return to school. KDHE and state education officials have notified school districts to allow for delays in verifying information.

Bremby said more systems are coming online daily, and that no data have been lost. The Lawrence Journal World reports the problems have cost the department more than half a million dollars to solve.