Security - January 2017

Video surveillance can curb drug thefts

Height markers should be placed at exits to help identify suspects and video cameras should be positioned at strategic locations


Experts discuss healthcare cybersecurity

2016 averaged one healthcare data breach per day


IoT integration one of video surveillance's newest upgrades

Latest video surveillance systems designed to overcome challenges that come with a healthcare environment


Nova Scotia emergency rooms to get security upgrade

Report makes 12 recommendations to improve safety


Preparing for an active shooter

American Hospital Association webinar outlines steps to prepare for a gunman


Hospital safety measures have changed since 1998 infant kidnapping

Kidnapping of Kamiyah Mobley from a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital just hours after birth spurred a dramatic increase in hospital security


Conman sells fake fire safety glass to healthcare facilities

Fake fire-resistant glass was sold to hospitals and primary schools across Ireland and the U.K.


Healthcare facilities boost security after attempts to abduct infant

A woman was escorted out of multiple hospitals in Tacoma area


Hospitals warned of potential terrorist attacks

The United States Department of Health and Human Services sent a letter to officials in the public health sector


Controlling healthcare facility middleware security vulnerabilities

Middleware has great potential for mitigating healthcare IT interoperability issues


IoT may open healthcare industry to more cyberattacks

The IoT will lead to many benefits, but with connectivity comes the risk of an increase in attacks


Patients, visitors hide in safe room during waiting room brawl

More security called for because 'no one was available' when the violence erupted


Window design can support mental health treatment

Windows can serve as patients' primary connection to the outdoors, according to an article on the Behavioral Health website


Maintaining physical safeguards for patient information

Healthcare facilities urged to consider all physical assets containing PHI


2016 saw a 63% hike in major healthcare cyberattacks

Report says U.S. hospitals lack new technologies and best practices to protect itself


Armed inmate escapes N.C. hospital in leg shackles

Patient fled Cape Fear Valley Medical Center emergency department with a police officer’s Taser


Security and staff stop a shooting at Fla. healthcare facility

Security officers disarmed a man who fired a rifle inside a Veteran Affairs facility



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