Security - January 2018

CMS to investigate University of Maryland hospital after patient dumping

A video of a woman discharged in her hospital gown went viral on Facebook


Staff: Two assaults by patients at Manitoba hospital within an hour show 'something has to be done'

The assaults happened at the locked forensic psychiatry unit at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg


Milwaukee hospital employees suspended for leaving homeless patient in cold

Staff discharged a mentally ill homeless man clothed in only a hospital gown and scrub pants


New safety concerns rise at Montreal hospital

The Montreal General Hospital reports more violent incidents involving patients and visitors than any other acute-care hospital in Quebec


Can a different approach to printer security benefit facilities management?

Hospitals have seen an 11 percent increase in print post implementation of EHRs


NFPA developing minimum requirements for active shooter response

National Fire Protection Association fast-tracking a new standard designed to better prepare facilities for active shooters


Sword-handled umbrella sparks lockdown at Seattle-area hospital

Man's umbrella was mistaken for a rifle


Baltimore hospital apologizes after security guards leave discharged patient on street in hospital gown

Hospital system is talking to everyone who came into contact with the woman


Top application security threats

Although social media apps have revolutionized the healthcare industry and changed the way patients and providers interact, they also have opened new avenues for risk


How to respond to a healthcare data breach

The cause is as important as the solution


Takeaways from online security summit

Event explored active shooter response, weather plans and lockdowns


2017's worst healthcare data breaches

Data show hundreds of incidents in the past two years, affecting tens of millions of individuals



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