Safety - March 2023
Press Ganey Releases Annual Safety Culture Trends Report
Findings report that there was a favorable shift in the perception of safety culture among clinical and nonclinical staff.
Benefits of Automatic Doors in Senior Care Facilities
From ease of access to wander management, automatic doors offer several benefits for senior care facilities.
NorthStar Hit with Data Security Incident
The incident may have impacted data belonging to certain current and former patients.
Independent Living Systems Experiences Data Breach
The data breach may have impacted the privacy of certain peoples’ personal/protected health information.
Healthcare Must Adapt to Changing Weathers
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities need to upgrade their infrastructure in order to keep patients safe during extreme weather events.
Mental Health Crisis, Staff Violence Top List of Patient Safety Concerns
ECRI names the top 10 patient safety concerns of 2023.
3 Misconceptions About Healthcare Fire Safety
Healthcare facility managers who can avoid misconceptions can protect the safety and health of patients, staff and visitors
Asante Experienced Unauthorized Access of Medical Records for 9 Years
The Oregon-based health system has said the unauthorized access was not done maliciously.
Bone & Joint Experiences Data Security Incident
The incident may have involved personal and protected information belonging to current and former employees and patients.
Cyberattacks Play a Role in Patient Deaths
Cyberattacks can compromise patient care.
Henrico Doctors' Hospital Hit with Data Breach
Certain private data was reviewed and/or removed from the hospital’s computer systems.
FBI and CISA Release Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Royal Ransomware
The Royal ransomware has targeted healthcare and public healthcare, among other critical infrastructure sectors.
Florida Hospital Receives Death Threats After COVID-19 Report Sees Approval
The threats have escalated to the point where the facility receives both electronic media and voicemails.
Fire Department Responds to Hazmat Situation at Arizona Hospital
Hospital operations remained uninterrupted as the fire department tended to the scene.
Charges Dropped Against Former Nursing Home Administrator Accused of Manslaughter
Charges were dropped against Jorge Carballo.
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Releases Workplace Violence Report
The report details various incidents of workplace violence and establishes a United Code of Conduct.