Security - August 2016

Healthcare cybersecurity improving

Survey shows that more organizations are prioritizing information security

8/31/2016


Disaster drills key to mass-shooter response

Orlando hospital participated in drill three months before nightclub shooting

8/29/2016


Hospitals can help nurses prevent violence

Massachusetts hospital nurses have developed violence-prevention protocols

8/26/2016


Healthcare's cybersecurity problem

Research firm expects hospital spending on cybersecurity in the U.S. to grow by 13.6 percent annually for the next five years

8/25/2016


Banner Health cyberattack sparks class-action suit

Suit alleges that the Banner Health system was negligent

8/23/2016


Nurses seeking regular security guard patrols of nearby parking lots at night

A mental health patient wearing a business shirt, jeans and a hoodie followed a nurse from hospital parking lot and signed himself in as a doctor

8/17/2016


2016 could bring an increase in healthcare data-breach fines

Sloppy cybersecurity can be expensive

8/16/2016


Ohio hospital boosts security after staffer abducted from parking lot

Woman was taken to a location off the hospital's campus and sexually assaulted

8/10/2016


HIPAA compliance can help against ransomware attacks

Department of Health and Human Services releases fact sheet: Ransomware and HIPAA to address the risks of victimization

8/9/2016


Japan creating security guidelines for healthcare facilities following Sagamihara killings

The move comes after a 26-year-old man allegedly killed 19 people and injured 26 others at the care home

8/5/2016


Hospital security urged to embrace CMS guidelines

IAHSS spokesperson explains how security staffs can embrace guidelines while improving security

8/4/2016


Mississippi healthcare facility fined $2.75M for HIPAA violation

Investigation found inadequate computer security measures at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

8/3/2016


Chicago hospitals prepared for Lollapalooza rush

Last year, emergency rooms treated 88 intoxicated teens during Lollapalooza — nearly nine times the average Chicago weekend

8/2/2016


North Carolina Health Care exec recognized by Campus Safety

Lisa Terry, University of North Carolina Health Care’s director of hospital police and transportation, named Director of the Year

8/2/2016


Florida hospitals upgrade security following fatal shootings at healthcare facility

Parrish Medical Center is considering 'security enhancements' at its Titusville hospital

8/1/2016


HHS cybersecurity task force has second in-person meeting

The cross-industry task force was formed with a directive to prepare recommendations for improving healthcare cybersecurity

8/1/2016



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