Security - August 2016

Healthcare cybersecurity improving

Survey shows that more organizations are prioritizing information security


Disaster drills key to mass-shooter response

Orlando hospital participated in drill three months before nightclub shooting


Hospitals can help nurses prevent violence

Massachusetts hospital nurses have developed violence-prevention protocols


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


Banner Health cyberattack sparks class-action suit

Suit alleges that the Banner Health system was negligent


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


2016 could bring an increase in healthcare data-breach fines

Sloppy cybersecurity can be expensive


Ohio hospital boosts security after staffer abducted from parking lot

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


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


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


Hospital security urged to embrace CMS guidelines

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


Mississippi healthcare facility fined $2.75M for HIPAA violation

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


Chicago hospitals prepared for Lollapalooza rush

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


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


Florida hospitals upgrade security following fatal shootings at healthcare facility

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


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



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