Security - September 2017

Keys to defending against ransomware

Healthcare IT and hackers are moving to the cloud


Former ER nurse backs fired security staff

Mercy Mercy Hospital Springfield fired security and ER staff for 'patient care that was not up to hospital standards even in highly tense situations'


Perth hospital considers enlisting smoking police

The six-month trial involves a dedicated security officer reminding smokers that the campus is smoke free


Hospital bars police officers from interacting with frontline staff following nurse's arrest

University of Utah Hospital updated its policy for police interactions the day after an officer arrested a nurse who refused to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient


N.H. hospital locked down after man shoots mother dead in ICU

The active-shooter alert at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon forced evacuation


The future of violence response and emergency preparedness in healthcare

Several healthcare organizations have published information to assist security directors


Workers push for metal detectors at Mass. mental health facilities

Taunton State Hospital and six other Department of Mental Health locations are included on list


Report says psych ward video cameras could save lives

Patient safety called more important than the privacy issues



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