Security - July 2016

Facility staffs express concern over security following Kanagawa stabbing

Lone intruder at a care facility for disabled people kills 19,


Delivering internal customer service in healthcare facility security

There is a host of stakeholders inside a facility who public safety and security departments must serve


Decision to leave suspect at hospital broke with state guidelines

Police decision to leave suspect before teen's killing under scrutiny


Outdated security devices can get left behind

Security personnel unknowingly disconnect them during security upgrades


What you need to know about the new HIPAA guidance on ransomware

There has been a 300% increase in ransomware attacks in 2016


Philly hospitals ready for potential convention issues

Mass casualty drills, last September's papal visit and the fatal crash of Amtrak 188 have already tested the city's health systems


Mass General, others ban staff from playing Pokemon Go

Providers concerned about safety are asking people not to wander around campuses using mobile app


Missouri healthcare facilities ban Pokemon Go on campuses

One hospital specifically requested employees cease trying to 'catch 'em all' while at work


Two dead after shooting in Florida healthcare facility patient room

The gunman was restrained by two unarmed security officers at Parrish Medical Center


Taser use in mental healthcare criticized

For more than 10 years, Tasers have been used against patients in locked psychiatric settings


Texas hospitals work to reduce security code confusion

Some feel there might be too many color options


Hospitals prepare for political conventions

Cleveland and Philadelphia are preparing for an increase in minor problems and the possibility of major incidents


Healthcare security systems more than five years old may be vulnerable

Conducting an independent assessment can help ensure the most cost-effective equipment combined under a single platform


Trends shaping cybersecurity

The news around security attacks and prevention is currently overwhelming


Security cameras get high marks from professionals

Experiences demonstrate value of video surveillance systems


Mobile visitor management systems can improve efficiency

Mobile functionality allows security managers to register new visitors and connect with a central location from anywhere


Analog-to-IP video system transition in healthcare facilities

There may still be a ways to go before the full potential of IP-based security systems is realized


Hospital security pros discuss video surveillance

Comments and advice come from Campus Safety magazine’s video surveillance survey


Study says healthcare workers choose efficiency over password security

Hospital employees often write passwords on sticky notes and keypad-protected doors


When active shooters invade healthcare facilities, having a plan matters

According to a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, there were 154 hospital-related shootings from 2000-2011


Hospitals combat violence in the ER

Two N.J. doctors are working to raise awareness about violence in emergency departments and ways to increase security


New certifications and manual available for healthcare security officers

New versions incorporate latest research and trends



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