Security - August 2018

Nursing home reviews security after being robbed twice in a month

Thieves targeted the facility to steal drugs

8/31/2018


Newest CMS memo leaves HFAP ligature standard intact

HFAP recently updated 13 of its standards

8/30/2018


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

Atrium Health also plans to add more armed security officers

8/29/2018


Evolution of barrier-resistant doors

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

8/29/2018


N.Y. hospital institute new security policy for visitors

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

8/27/2018


Inmate captured after escape from Michigan hospital

Sheriff says more should have been done to secure the inmate

8/27/2018


Accidents blamed for most healthcare data breaches

Accidental disclosures made up 38 percent of the data breaches

8/22/2018


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

8/22/2018


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

8/20/2018


Preparation key to dealing with healthcare facility shootings

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

8/17/2018


Healthcare industry hit hardest by cybercrime

The healthcare industry itself is partly responsible

8/17/2018


N.Y. hospital shooting illustrates complexity of threat

Incident spotlighted the complex job of protecting healthcare facilities

8/16/2018


Healthcare workers hike to raise awareness about workplace violence

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

8/15/2018


Security reviewed after apparent murder-suicide at NY hospital

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

8/15/2018


Oregon toolkit aims to curb healthcare workplace violence

The collaboration grew from a workgroup started in 2014

8/15/2018


Calif. hospital reviews active-shooter procedures

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

8/10/2018


Visitor registration systems can boost health facility security

Security must contend with these threats while balancing the need to maintain an open and inviting environment

8/9/2018


Common sense approach urged for cybersecurity

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

8/3/2018


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

8/2/2018


Security questioned at hospital after mishandling of gun

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

8/2/2018


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

8/1/2018



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