Hospitals & Medical Centers

Hospital Teaching Healthcare Employees to Take on Armed Intruders

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is working to boost awareness about active shooter protocols among its staff.
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Fostering HIPAA Compliance and Saving Time with Secure Texts

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Do your healthcare employees text? Careful – this could be a serious HIPAA compliance problem. According to SearchHealthIT, nurses and physicians are likely already using the unsecure text-messaging apps that come with their personal smartphones to communicate at a quicker pace.
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Stolen Hard Drive Puts Information of 7,100 Patients at Risk

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Ohio’s University Hospitals (UH) recently began notifying more than 7,100 patients that their personal health information may have been exposed when an unencrypted hard drive was stolen from a third-party vendor helping to upgrade the enterprise’s computer systems, according to The Plain Dealer.
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Using Mobile Duress Pendants to Protect Hospital Staff

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Violent crime in schools or public places might get all the press, but healthcare employees often face violent patients or visitors as part of their day-to-day routine.
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Series of Missteps Uncovered in San Francisco Patient Death

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Two weeks after her disappearance, San Francisco General Hospital patient Lynn Spalding Ford’s body was discovered in a stairwell by a hospital engineer.
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IAHSS President: Access Control a Growing Issue for Healthcare Facilities

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As healthcare security leaders endeavor to ensure the safety of employees, patients and their visitors, tightened surveillance and access is a growing trend, and the need has been met with the integration of new technology, including advanced security cameras, biometrics and fingerprint readers.
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CentraCare improves patient care and strengthens security with Axis network cameras

Upgrading Surveillance to Improve Patient Care

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The growing CentraCare umbrella encompasses four hospitals, four long-term care facilities, nearly a dozen clinics and numerous specialty services throughout Minnesota.
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Holistic Approach to Security Helping Hospitals Improve Care

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Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is that state’s only hospital dedicated to caring exclusively for children. The 187-bed not-for-profit facility also serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
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New HD Cameras Help Increase Security at Sites

Watching Over Staff and Patient Safety at Alberta Health Services

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It’s normally associated with catching “bad guys” in the act, but video surveillance is becoming more than that. New video technology is improving the care and safety of patients, visitors and staff in Alberta Health Services health facilities.
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Webinar Review: Healthcare Security: A Great Story to Tell

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In this webinar, Eric Smith, CPP, Director of Security for Exempla Healthcare, endeavored to explain how to prove security’s value to not just the C-Suite, but to the whole enterprise. Hint: It involves some clever dabbling in public relations.
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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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September 2014

2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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