Security - August 2018

Nursing home reviews security after being robbed twice in a month

Thieves targeted the facility to steal drugs


Newest CMS memo leaves HFAP ligature standard intact

HFAP recently updated 13 of its standards


Health system's new security measures include badges, metal detectors

Atrium Health also plans to add more armed security officers


Evolution of barrier-resistant doors

Door functionality for behavioral health facilities has improved over the last decade


N.Y. hospital institute new security policy for visitors

Security officers have been stationed at all entrances to help guide patients and visitors


Inmate captured after escape from Michigan hospital

Sheriff says more should have been done to secure the inmate


Accidents blamed for most healthcare data breaches

Accidental disclosures made up 38 percent of the data breaches


Man who died in jump from N.Y. hospital went out window in unused ward

The 5th floor window was secured, but appeared to be tampered with


Break-out at mental health facility prompts door upgrade

A N.Z. facility is replacing wooden doors leading to high-care areas in Hillmorton Hospital's acute inpatient unit


Preparation key to dealing with healthcare facility shootings

Those providing essential medical care to patients cannot run, hide or fight


Healthcare industry hit hardest by cybercrime

The healthcare industry itself is partly responsible


N.Y. hospital shooting illustrates complexity of threat

Incident spotlighted the complex job of protecting healthcare facilities


Healthcare workers hike to raise awareness about workplace violence

Minnesota healthcare workers are planning a 100-mile hike on the Superior Hiking Trail


Security reviewed after apparent murder-suicide at NY hospital

An investigation will be conducted into how the man entered with the handgun


Oregon toolkit aims to curb healthcare workplace violence

The collaboration grew from a workgroup started in 2014


Calif. hospital reviews active-shooter procedures

Leaders looking at they responded to first 'code black' lockdown


Common sense approach urged for cybersecurity

Healthcare providers should scale their security programs and understand they're not going to fix everything at once


Cybersecurity responsibility shared by entire healthcare supply chain

Increased use of connected medical devices and software and wireless technology have made health systems more vulnerable


Security questioned at hospital after mishandling of gun

Police officer heard ordering staffer to pick up a dropped gun during a shooting incident


Family of ducks rescued from hospital parking structure

The security team stopped traffic to make sure the visitors crossed the road safely after catching the birds in blankets



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