Security - June 2017

Complying with Joint Commission and CMS standards

Standards can offer a template for designing security programs


Healthcare security urged consider the impact of Sentinel Event Alert No. 57

The Joint Commission recently issued Sentinel Event Alert No. 57, 'The Essential Role of Leadership in Developing a Safety Culture'


Minnesota hospital has seven security breaches in eight months

If further violations are found and aren’t fixed, Fairview can lose federal healthcare funding


Employee background checks key to security plan

Background checks among the first items to get cut when money is tight


Hospital reviewing security after woman impersonates staffer

Indiana woman entered several restricted areas of the hospital


Hospital to increase security after attack on surgeon

Victoria, Australia, has doubled funding for security in public hospitals after attack


OSHA investigates Minnesota ED after patient sexual assault

University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview has increased patient monitoring in the ED and enhanced video monitoring, among other changes


Kansas lawmakers vote to allow healthcare facilities to ban guns

State law requires most public places to allow concealed firearms by this summer or install security at entrances to keep weapons out



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