Facility Operations

Cyber Attack Hampers Scripps Health’s Operations

Weekend attack continues to plague San Diego-based healthcare system

5/6/2021


How Safe Are U.S. Hospitals?

Grades focus on ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections

5/5/2021


Stabbings Raise Security Alerts at Little Rock Hospitals

Four knife attacks caused local hospitals to double down on security

5/5/2021


Looking for Trouble: How To Plan for the Next Crisis

Preparing healthcare facilities for natural and manmade threats

5/5/2021


Rethinking Ergonomics for Food Service Workers

Specialists observed workers, noting how when and where they were lifting improperly, pulling, pushing and reaching

5/5/2021


Infection Control During Renovation Projects

EVS managers can help improve existing design to incorporate new best practices for infection prevention

5/4/2021


Cyber Security Myths and Misconceptions

Healthcare IT managers are struggling with some massive cybersecurity blindspots and misconceptions

5/4/2021


Flexibility Key for Future HVAC System Design

COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission, so controlling airflows is critical

5/3/2021


D.C.’s Largest Solar Array Debuts

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus located on former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus

5/3/2021


VA Expands 5G Technology in Facilities

5G infrastructure to support connectivity between medical devices and greater use of virtual reality tools

5/3/2021


Surfaces, Sanitization and COVID-19: A Closer Look

Literature review focuses on ability of viruses to live on inanimate and inert objects

5/3/2021


Campaign Seeks to Bolster Cyber Attack Defenses

FBI, CISA have issued several warnings about malicious actors exploiting software vulnerabilities

4/30/2021


Cyber Attack Disrupts Cancer Treatments

About 42 U.S. healthcare sites saw service disrupted as result of breach

4/30/2021


4 Tips for Better Healthcare Security

In 2020, hospitals saw PPE and COVID-19 vaccines walk out the back door. A security assessment and a comprehensive security system can prevent a recurrence.

4/29/2021


City’s Hospitals Improve Parking Lot Lighting, Worker Safety

Investigation revealed hospitals nationwide fail to protect employees and visitors from violence

4/29/2021


City’s Hospitals Improve Parking Lot Lighting, Worker Safety

Investigation revealed hospitals nationwide fail to protect employees and visitors from violence

4/29/2021


South’s Winter Blizzards Yield Lessons for Improvement

One hospital’s preparation paid off, as no backup generators failed during storm

4/29/2021


Study Questions Rigid Use of Social Distancing

Variables among facilities suggest social distances might be pliable

4/28/2021


COVID-19 Presents Healthcare IT with Challenges

Pandemic reshaping healthcare IT in ways that affect leadership, employees and patients

4/28/2021


Hospital Data Breach Affects 135,000

Former employee saved private data to personal folders and uploaded files to a public website

4/28/2021


CyberSecurity Incident Response: Developing a Plan

Departments having trouble keeping pace with advances cybercriminals are making

4/27/2021


Is Dry Hydrogen Peroxide Effective in Hospitals?

New study looks at bacteria levels after cleaning with DHP

4/27/2021


Facilities Receive Healthgrades Recognition

Online resource connects patients to information about physicians and hospitals

4/26/2021


Building a Wall Against Cyber Attacks

Organizations should first address low-hanging fruit to protect this information

4/26/2021


Hospital Security and Design: An Updated Resource

Publication emphasizes combating violence in healthcare using the built environment

4/23/2021


Tornado Preparations: Looking for Weak Spots

Plans should include contingencies for risks outside facility due to construction or outdoor work

4/23/2021


In-House Mishap Exposes Data of 4,000 Patients

Protected health information had been accidentally uploaded and exposed

4/23/2021


Robotics and Cleaning: What Lies Ahead?

Robots could gradually replace human personnel in dangerous hot zone of infectious hospital

4/23/2021


Tornado Season: Developing an All-Hazards Plan

Scientists predict 2021 could rival 2011 super outbreak

4/22/2021


Has Facial Recognition Come To Healthcare Facilities?

One Los Angeles hospital is among previously unreported users

4/22/2021



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