Security - November 2016

Georgia hospital employee injured in shooting

A man opened fire inside a private hospital north of Atlanta


Perception of safety affects hospital quality, report says

Report explores the impact of nurses’ perceptions of workplace safety and their ability to assess and accurately treat patients


California hospital paves way for systemwide LED exterior lighting upgrade

Employees and visitors started fearing for their safety when approaching and leaving St. Mary Medical Center


Hospitals using coal are 'smoking a giant cigarette'

New Zealand Medical Students oppose using coal in healthcare facilities


Former patient stabs five at Pa. mental health facility

The assailant was armed with a knife and an air pistol


Hospitals investing in training of security employees

Survey shows a marked increase in such training to meet increasing security risks


Maintenance can help hospitals maximize access control’s benefits

Partnering with a security technology integrator can help solutions operate optimally


Michigan hospital plans security upgrade

The move came in response to complaints of a lack of security in the ER


When it comes to security, realistic optimism is recommended

People with a glass-half-full attitude are much more successful


Report alleges health system used security more for black patients

Michigan Health System is being sued by former employee who made internal report


Report says healthcare workers lack basic cybersecurity awareness

Employees are 'low-hanging fruit' for social engineering attacks


California OSHA adopts nation's strongest workplace violence prevention

California adopted a standard intended to reduce workplace violence against healthcare workers


Active shooter prevention strategies

Healthcare organizations can increase the chances that a planned attack will be averted


Surveillance video shows moments before fatal Florida hospital shooting

Video shows shooter slowly walk past an unattended hospital reception area and into a hallway



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