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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Our job is to provide exceptional care, service and quality through cost reductions, by performing more powerfully and continually refining our security and business acumen in parallel.”
November 5, 2013
“There is no longer a time in any field that you can be a good leader and be deficient in any area of managerial core competency. Leaders have to be comfortable being uncomfortable,” says Gordon Snow, chief of protective services for The Cleveland Clinic. “The environment is increasing in complexity. Education and training can provide you with many of the tools you need to make better decisions, but there isn’t always a formula to help you make the right decision.
It costs more than $2 billion every year in hospital charges to treat victims of firearms-related injuries, according to a study released at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.