If experiments at assisted living facilities are any indication, the future of security and hospital management more broadly will be paved with sensors in every nook and cranny as well as on all types of equipment.
No matter lessons learned from previous incidents, healthcare facilities continue to embarrassingly report laptops and flash drives containing patient information misplaced, lost and stolen, even in the face of increased regulatory procedures demanding more and better security through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the more recent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.
An emergency operations plan (EOP) provides the structure and processes that a healthcare facility and its security and safety operation use to respond to and initially recover from an event. The EOP is therefore the response and recovery component of an emergency management program.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.