Security - October 2018

Protecting healthcare IoT devices

Every healthcare IoT device from insulin pumps and diagnostic equipment to Remote Patient Monitoring is a potential target


Should the Hippocratic Oath extend to protecting patient data?

One line in the modern version of the Oath stands out: 'I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know'


Woman assaulted twice inside Tacoma hospital

Tacoma General moved her to another wing after the first assault


Houston healthcare facility focusing on security issues

Ben Taub Hospital has had multiple acts of violence in recent years


Video surveillance can boost healthcare facility security

A network video system offers a wide range of possibilities to make a hospital less attractive for break-ins and robberies


Front-line healthcare workers link violence to growing meth crisis

Violent incidents at the Health Sciences Centre has already doubled the number for all of last year


N.J. hospital's violence prevention program focuses on diffusing situations

RWJ University Hospital Hamilton has decreased the need for security interventions by 42 percent


Access control: Strategies and tactics for successful upgrades

Effective upgrades of door hardware and security technology requires understanding options and making smart specification decisions


Washington hospitals seeing increased level of violence

The increase coincides with a spike in the rate of patients who, after being charged with crimes, were found not competent to stand trial


Chicago nursing home security catches 'ghost' on CCTV

Guard posts footage on Facebook, where it has racked up more than 2.5 million views


How healthcare facilities can stop cyber-criminals

Healthcare data breaches are in the consumer collective consciousness and organizations are more aware of the issue


Hackers, mattresses among top ECRI health tech hazards

The threat of hackers targeting remote access to healthcare systems as named the most pressing issue


Report says 47 percent of emergency doctors have been assaulted at work

Seventy-one percent said they had witnessed the assault of a colleague


Nurses share stories of abuse on the job

Over the last 10 years there has been an 110 percent increase of violence against nurses


Canadian hospital security guards facing increased violence due to meth crisis

Union invites health minister to sit in an emergency room to see dangerous situations


Poor air quality prompts hospital to warn of infection risk

The issue involved a failure to maintain adequate positive air pressure in three operating rooms and two labor and delivery suites


Cybersecurity called key 2019 challenge for healthcare executives

Other top issues included data and analytics, total consumer health, population health services, value-based payments and the digital healthcare organization



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