Security - March 2019

Winning stakeholder support for hospital security programs

If people aren’t familiar with a security department's value, ideas may not gain traction


Manitoba wants to give hospital security guards power to intervene

Safety officers could detain people during violent incidents


Perimeter security technologies can help to detect, deter problems

NFPA 730 includes guidance on the ‘Concentric Circles of Protection’


Planning for an active shooter in physician offices

Offices need to plan for an active shooter the same way they’d prepare for any other potential emergency


Health system backs bill to fight hospital violence

The CEO of Scripps Health voiced support for a California proposal


Healthcare workers face violence 'epidemic'

Hospitals have to strike a balance between security concerns and accessible facilities


Oregon hospitals restrict access after two gun-related incidents

One incident involves a patient shooting himself


OSHA standard on preventing healthcare workplace violence gains support

Since being introduced in the House on Nov. 16, the bill has picked up an additional 16 co-sponsors for a total of 42


Are opioids and workplace violence linked in healthcare?

The expansion of the healthcare Internet of Things creating challenges


Long Island hospitals training armed security officers

Many hospitals are increasing security by hiring armed officers and installing cameras


Healthcare design can support data security

Architects can help facilities overcome security challenges


New NFPA Standard helps prepare for active shooters

The first standard for responding to an active shooter, NFPA 3000 includes requirements for high-risk facilities


A hospital ransomware comes with lessons

In January of 2018, Hancock Health in Greenfield, Ind., was hit with a cyberattack from a criminal syndicate in Eastern Europe


Doctor shot by patient at Florida VA hospital VA Medical Center

Employees say not all of the entrances at the hospital have metal detectors


Workplace violence bill would require hospitals to meet OSHA safety standards

The bill includes design standards, such as using glass partitions at certain nurse stations


Community Health System to pay $4.5M for HIPAA breach

System agreed to the settlement following a 2014 data breach


Ontario hospital implements infant security program

Each newborn wears a light-weight, self-adjusting ankle band linked to an electronic tracking system


Why the time is right to move your security platform to the cloud

The cloud is the next generation for security platforms as it offers an enhanced feature set while remaining relatively future proof


Hospital security officers get creative to help patient with autism

Safety officers at Loyola University Medical Center are being praised for helping aggressive patient without using force


OSHA affirms workplace violence citation against Pa. health facility

OSHA found at least 51 workplace violence incidents involving patients and staff in one year


How to maintain security devices

Diligence is key to protecting equipment from damage and loss


Partially burned medical records found outside Atlanta clinic

Hundreds of patient documents were found in a dumpster and others stored outside in shipping crates.


Tips for hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros

Cybersecurity requires people from all backgrounds and majors


Missouri healthcare system adds security officers

Initiative encourages security guards to integrate more fully into the care team


'Safety Guy' builds legacy at Michigan hospital

Work includes everything from safeguarding patient and staff data to preventing surgical infections and workplace violence


Safety at risk in ransomware attacks

More than 2,100 patient deaths per year are linked to data breaches at hospitals



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