Hospital security is like an onion

Each layer – from the property perimeter to the innermost highly-sensitive areas – presents its own set of challenges that need to be addressed


Healthcare cybersecurity threat growing

The security of digital health has not kept up with its growth


AHA says violence cost healthcare facilities $2.7B in 2016

That number includes losses from uncompensated care and added security spending


Armed dementia patient triggers lock down at Florida hospital

Florida Hospital East patient was not threatening other patients or staff.


Survey: Data breaches a concern for 95 percent of hospital CIOs

Many healthcare facilities struggle to keep up with hackers


Report released on Milwaukee VA hospital's security

Overdose death of veteran is prompting changes


After-hours hospital security performing some triage duties

Private security guards are acting as the after-hours gatekeepers at Winnepeg's Misericordia Health Centre


Buffalo healthcare facility spent nearly $10 million recovering from massive cyberattack

Erie County Medical Center didn't pay the nearly $30,000 ransom


Joint Commission lists issues contributing to healthcare workplace settings

Violence in healthcare settings is underreported and growing


Despite design precautions, psychiatric facility had 3 suicides in 2016

Less than four years ago, the facility was built with all the latest best practices in suicide prevention in mind


Australian care facility accused of not safeguarding drugs, vetting killer nurse

Insulin storage issues also a focus of the claim


Healthcare facilities should prepare for cyberattack against power grid

Researchers urge hospitals to prepare for a cyberattack against the U.S. power grid


Jamaican government increasing security at public healthcare facilities

The Ministry of Health currently spending more than $727 million annually on security


Dozens of swastikas found in Long Beach hospital stairwell

Nurses at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center ask for more security


Nurse pleads for more hospital security after attack

New bill would require safety plans for healthcare facilities


Recognition first step in fighting violence in healthcare

Workers should be educated as to what the warning signs are


Life Safety Q&A: Locked exit doors from psychiatric unit

Brad Keyes continues the discussion on locked exit doors from psychiatric unit


Preparing for active shooter events in healthcare facilities

Hospitals should start with training employees to recognize and respond to dangers


Fewer healthcare facilities planning emergency notification upgrades

Survey also indicates the authority to issue alerts is shifting


Healthcare facilities urged to develop systems to track security technology repairs

Maintenance issue is much bigger than most facilities realize


Bronx hospital attack, puts focus on healthcare worker safety

What measures do hospitals take to minimize risk to their employees


Stab-proof vests urged for staff at some Perth hospitals

New figures about 50 violent incidents reported each day


Bomb scare at Dallas VA hospital just latest in history of troubles

Physician assistant sparked concern from colleagues for months before incident


Hospitals reviewing security after Bronx shooting

Shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center resulted in death of one doctor and injuries to six other people


Doctor opens fire at a Bronx hospital, killing one and wounding six

Disgruntled doctor was armed with an AR-15 rifle that he snuck in under a lab coat


Mass. nurses push for safety after stabbing

Hospital asking safety officials to examine security following attack


Training key to curbing hospital violence

Workplace violence injuries increased by 55 percent among nurses during this time period from 2012 to 2014


Complying with Joint Commission and CMS standards

Standards can offer a template for designing security programs


Healthcare security urged consider the impact of Sentinel Event Alert No. 57

The Joint Commission recently issued Sentinel Event Alert No. 57, 'The Essential Role of Leadership in Developing a Safety Culture'


Minnesota hospital has seven security breaches in eight months

If further violations are found and aren’t fixed, Fairview can lose federal healthcare funding



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