Groundskeeping - March 2021

Overcoming Hurdles to Digital Health Implementation

Managers need to be aware of issues that threaten to keep telehealth from its full potential

3/31/2021


Hospital’s Closure Prompts Community Concerns

Nearly 40 percent of hospital’s patients are Black Americans, and 63 percent are over 60

3/31/2021


Benzene Detected in 44 Hand Sanitizers

Highest level of carcinogen detected at 16.1 parts per million, more than eight times FDA limit

3/30/2021


COVID-Free: Strategies for Success

Achieving goal during pandemic took strict adherence to infection prevention protocols

3/30/2021


New Tool Helps Detect Cyberthreats

Forensic collection tool aims to help network defenders find indicators of compromise with key threat areas

3/30/2021


Cybersecurity Spending by Healthcare Falls Short: Survey

73 percent of respondents say their organization needs to increase funding to be secure, effective and compliant

3/30/2021


Medical Practice Reports Data Breach

Practice admitted patient data inadvertently left on a server that anyone with internet connection could access

3/30/2021


20 COVID-19 Cases at Duke Raleigh Hospital

Cases traced to fifth floor inpatient unit for surgical and cancer patients

3/29/2021


Ransomware Hackers Publish Stolen Healthcare Data

Hackers leaked data they claim to have stolen from at least five healthcare entities

3/29/2021


How to Avoid Generator Failure in Hospitals

Address these common generator problems to avoid power downtime

3/29/2021


Email Systems in Cross-Hairs of Hackers

In 2020, FBI received 19,369 complaints that led to about $1.8 billion in damages

3/26/2021


Hospital Security Officer Helps Woman Deliver Baby

Owen had trained for such situations and, as a mother, knew about childbirth experience

3/26/2021


Nurses Eyed When Microbe Spread Leads to Outbreaks

Study finds nurses more likely to be super spreaders of microbes primarily spread by hand

3/26/2021


Six Tips to Reduce Breaker Trips in Hospitals

FMs in healthcare facilities can’t afford power downtime. Here’s how to avoid problems

3/26/2021


Mandatory Vaccinations Become Issue Among Employees

Senior living provider says mandating employee vaccination is imperative to protecting residents and other staff

3/25/2021


One Dead, Firefighter Missing in Assisted Living Blaze

Flames were so destructive they collapsed second floor of facility

3/25/2021


Move to Telehealth Strains Rural Hospitals

They have seen operating margins narrow but have smaller financial cushions than urban hospitals

3/25/2021


Fears Stall Vaccinations Among Senior Care Community Workers

Safety, efficacy, newness of vaccine and distrust of government among the major factors workers cited

3/24/2021


Facility Changes Can Create New Risks

Temporary physical changes can include installing temporary barriers, creating temporary screening locations and repurposing spaces

3/24/2021


NIST Guidance Targets Mobile Devices

Guide supports managing increasing number of devices owned by employees that work remotely perform

3/24/2021


Staff Is Key in Preventing Healthcare Cyber Attacks

Personnel must have basic understanding of proper cybersecurity protocols

3/23/2021


Can High-Tech Healthcare Be Sustainable?

Modern hospitals are high energy users because of large plug loads from medical devices, lighting, and HVAC

3/23/2021


Rethinking Security in the COVID-19 Era

MD Anderson improved hospital’s pandemic response with access control, visitor management and video surveillance

3/23/2021


Finding Efficiency in Digital Transformation

Yale New Haven Health System improved built environment by streamlining processes and enhancing software

3/23/2021


Senate Testimony Spotlights COVID-19 and Senior Care Communities

175,000 long-term care residents and staff have died of COVID-19 so far

3/23/2021


Cybersecurity Standards To Target Medical Devices

Guidance to ensure manufacturers build trusted, secure and interoperable products

3/22/2021


Infection Researchers Eye Facility-Community Link

Study will focus on how facilities and the community affects spread of infectious diseases

3/22/2021


Guidance Targets HVAC Controls in Healthcare

Resource fills a knowledge gap in a field with no definitive recommendations for environmental controls

3/22/2021


Food Program Extends Healthy Meals Beyond Hospital Walls

Before discharge, patients choose meals from a menu that supports individual health needs

3/22/2021


31 Million Patients Affected by Cyber Attacks

Healthcare hacking incidents rise for the fifth consecutive year

3/22/2021


COVID-19 Variant Strikes Nursing Home

Variant is not one of the common strains circulating in U.K., South Africa and Brazil

3/19/2021


Group IDs Top Patient Safety Concerns

Eight of 10 concerns tied to or made worse by pandemic

3/19/2021


Microsoft Office Vulnerability Most Common Hacker Target

Malicious attachment launches provides the ability to deploy further malware

3/19/2021


Health System Hack Exposes Data of 200,000

Breached data was retrieved after an undisclosed ransom was paid

3/18/2021


Community Risk Greater for Workers Infected with COVID-19

Strongest risk factor was known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the community

3/18/2021


Report IDs Top 2021 Cybersecurity Risks

Attack vectors used by cybercriminals to be similar to those from last year

3/18/2021


OSHA Program Targets COVID-19 and Healthcare Facilities

Efforts will focus on companies that put largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus

3/17/2021


OSHA Program Targets COVID-19 and Healthcare Facilities

Efforts will focus on companies that put largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus

3/17/2021


Relief Package Delivers IT Help for Healthcare

CISA will get $650 million for cybersecurity risk mitigation

3/17/2021


Teamwork! Cooperative Strategy To Fight Cyber Attacks

Security teams need to know when to contact top administrators

3/17/2021


Arenas Look To Hospitals for Reopening Strategies

Efforts will focus on companies that put largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus

3/17/2021


Pandemic Spurs Interest in AI for Healthcare

Ninety percent of hospital executives report they have an artificial intelligence strategy

3/16/2021


Blockchain Eyed as Solution in Protecting Patient Data

Technology offers potential to elevate security standards of a connected healthcare facility

3/16/2021


5G Not Linked to Cancer, COVID-19: VA

Other risks studied as 5G comes to fruition inside America’s hospitals

3/16/2021


Email Hack Affects 39,000 Laboratory Patients

Accessed emails contained patient Social Security numbers and financial account information

3/16/2021


Expanding IT Use Create Attack Risks in Healthcare

Key aspect of safeguarding networks involves minimizing healthcare device vulnerability

3/15/2021


Report Warns of Human Toll of Healthcare Cyber Attacks

Paper argues that cyberattacks on healthcare are attacks on society as a whole

3/15/2021


VA Puts Maintenance Backlog at $22 Billion

VA’s buildings are 60 years old on average, and 69 percent are at least 50 years old

3/12/2021


Homeland Security Resource Targets Security Gaps

Guidance aims to help with risk decisions and remediation of compromises of SolarWinds Orion platforms

3/12/2021


Storms Reveal Gaps in Protecting Senior Living Facilities

About 50 percent of Texas nursing homes lost power or had burst pipes or water issues

3/12/2021


Hackers Breach Hospitals’ Security Cameras

Attackers accessed live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, prisons and schools

3/12/2021


Data Breaches Affect More Than 300,000 Patients

Systems compromised by a security incident, which led to unauthorized access

3/11/2021


Resident Security Technology Offers Array of Benefits

Video surveillance systems can monitor resident safety and protect facilities from vandalism

3/11/2021


VA Hospital on Cutting Edge of 5G Connectivity

VA is testing 5G for healthcare applications designed to improve patient care

3/11/2021


More Patients Join Lawsuit Over Mold in Hospital

Since 2001, at least 14 young patients claim to have been infected by Aspergillus mold

3/10/2021


FBI Probes Cyber Attacks on Healthcare Systems

Leaked data included scanned patient IDs, driver’s licenses, bills of sale, and other sensitive information

3/10/2021


PPE Use in Healthcare Should Continue: Survey

Most providers say PPE use should remain at same frequency in all healthcare settings

3/10/2021


COVID-19 Expanded Potential Cyber Attack Targets

Pandemic led to massive increase in use of CT scanners and patient telemetry systems

3/9/2021


VA Seeks To Balance Mission and Maintenance

Department operates many buildings more than 50 years old

3/9/2021


Program Targets Discharged Patients with Healthy Meals

Hospital also sent information to its 5,600 employees and 110 physician’s offices

3/9/2021


Cyber Attacks Take Toll on Public Image of Providers

20 percent of Americans have a healthcare provider that has been affected by cyberattacks in last year

3/9/2021


Healthcare Among Top Targets of Cyber Attacks

Nearly 28 percent of attacks on healthcare last year were ransomware

3/8/2021


Facility Expands Access for Vaccinated Visitors

Visitors must provide a vaccination record card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3/8/2021


Security Systems To Improve Workplace Wellbeing

Managers might not see security systems as go-to solution to create healthier building environments

3/8/2021


Tool Aims To Help Healthcare Battle Cyber Attacks

Managers can review resource library page to search for materials to fit specific needs

3/8/2021


UVC Disinfection and COVID-19: Understanding Safety Concerns

UVC lights are stronger than sunlight and can cause adverse reactions in various skin types

3/5/2021


Healthcare Apps Play Role in Cyber Attacks: Report

Many healthcare apps have a range of bugs hackers could exploit

3/5/2021


Rethinking EVS Leadership in the COVID-19 Era

Managers can glean important leadership principles from orchestra conductors

3/5/2021


$67 Million: Bottom-Line Impact of a Cyber Attack

Ransomware attack resulted in EHR outages at all 400 care sites for about three weeks

3/4/2021


Rethinking Reopening: Group Advises Careful Approach

Vaccines, continued visitor screenings, and required masking and social distancing still advised

3/4/2021


Nursing Home Staffing Linked to COVID-19 Rates

High turnover among staffs likely contributed to number of deaths during pandemic

3/4/2021


Scrutiny Mounts on HVAC-COVID-19 Connection

Former OSHA head says employers not taking adequate measures to address real COVID-19 risks in workplaces

3/3/2021


Big Data Collaborative Raises Patient Privacy Concerns

U.S. healthcare providers plan to share de-identified data on tens of millions of patients

3/3/2021


Active Shooters: Strategies and Tactics for Safety

Managers must incorporate all satellite offices and related facilities in risk assessments

3/3/2021


Cyber Attacks: A Closer Look at Tactics and Strategies

Attackers are obtaining stolen credentials and leaked database files from specialized sources in cybercrime underground

3/3/2021


New Cases of COVID-19 Decline in Nursing Homes

From late December to early February, deaths have decreased by more than 65 percent

3/2/2021


How Can Hospitals Improve Crisis Management and Recovery?

Emergency medicine physicians identify opportunities to improve crisis planning

3/2/2021


Data Security in the COVID-19 Era

New study aims to provide IT managers with cloud security practices

3/2/2021


Assessing Risk When Updating Facilities for COVID-19

Changes often create situations that do not strictly comply with NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

3/2/2021


Email Hack Exposes Data of 45,000 Patients

Hackers combined vulnerable user IDs with different passwords until a combination worked

3/1/2021


774 Hospitals Penalized Over Patient Infections

Hospitals will lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments over 12 months

3/1/2021


Hospital’s Respirator Use Draws OSHA Penalty

Citation relates to federal guidelines for respirator use with workers treating COVID-19 patients

3/1/2021



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