Security - May 2018

Closing the loop on medical device cybersecurity

To protect themselves and their patients, healthcare facilities must embrace a holistic, lifecycle approach to connected medical device cybersecurity


Hawaii State Hospital announces new facility, security features

The hospital plans to build a new $140 million facility with 16-foot high security walls and enclosed courtyards


Bronx-Lebanon Hospital without promised turnstiles, 1 year after shooting

In the weeks following the mass shooting, the hospital promised tougher security


Emergency department communications badges reduce response times

The average response time is now down to 1.02 minutes


Nursing home ‘granny cam’ bill passes La. Senate

Bill was opposed by nursing home industry


NHS staff plead for body cameras to prevent assaults

Increasing levels of violence mean staff needed better protection


Hospital security departments can help protect domestic violence victims

75 percent of domestic violence victims are targeted at work


Few Mass. hospitals have enhanced security after stabbing

A Harrington Hospital nurse was stabbed by a patient last June


Defending against ransomware attacks

One of the best ways to prevent ransomware attacks is to educate employees


Man charged in security officer’s death at Pa. hospital

The officer died a month after an altercation with a psychiatric patient at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital


Studies suggest violence is a virtually universal experience for ED staff

Healthcare facilities have taken a range of security measures to address the issue


Healthcare facilities boost security after hostage incident

Kane County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Office and Northwestern Medicine both made security changes


Shooting outside Chicago hospital reveals security issues

Two people were shot outside Chicago hospital while waiting for news of wounded relative


VA clinic plagued by thieves despite security upgrades

Thieves have repeatedly targeted the site of a Springfield (Mo.) Veterans Affairs clinic


Vancouver Island hospital security officer honored for disarming attacker

The security officer wrestled the man to the ground and secured the room


'Granny cam' bill advances in La.

Nursing home leaders criticized for attempting to water down legislation


Registered sex offender banned from seeing son in St. Louis NICU

Hospital said he violated mandatory escort policy


Massachusetts hospital deploys security video management software

Massachusetts General Hospital has 1,300 security cameras recording around the clock



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