Hospitals are places for healing the sick and wounded, but unfortunately given their necessarily open nature they can be challenging environments to physically secure – potentially leading to additional medical emergencies.
More than 5,000 vascular or thoracic patients seen between 2012 and 2015 at Sentara hospitals in Virginia. That’s what Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare discovered in November of 2016 within one of its third-party vendors.
An experimental Ebola vaccine initially developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada has proven to be “highly protective” against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published on December 23 in The Lancet.
Increasingly, security in hospitals and healthcare facilities are dealing with patients who are mentally ill and/or suicidal. In a webinar, Jim Sawyer, Director of Security for Seattle Children’s Hospital, explained how to identify, support, plan and train for what some experts refer to as an exponential increase in patients who need and require special mental health support.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a Request for Information (RFI) as to whether a standard should be developed to address workplace violence in the healthcare and social assistance sectors.
Healthcare security professionals are finding their ability to assess IT security risks is lower now than ever before. This is one of the reasons the healthcare industry received an overall “D” grade on its 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, conducted by network security firm Tenable.
Millennials like smartphones, online banking, selfies and… security? The security industry is in need of millennials’ talent and innovation, but it’s necessary to adjust expectations and support to get the most out of this new workforce. The Leadership Issue of Security includes insight into millennials’ career strategies, data breach response planning, hospital security & more.