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Working with PIAM for Hospital Safety

By Ajay Jain
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The rise in violent incidents sweeping through our country – and around the world – has organizations across all industries looking for new and more effective ways to control access in order to better protect and secure people and premises. One of the areas most affected by these incidents is the healthcare industry.
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7 Benefits to Standardizing Healthcare Security

By Ken Bukowski
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Standardization of healthcare protocols and procedures is an established practice that helps create a safer and more affordable patient culture.
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4.5 Million Patients' Data Stolen from Healthcare System

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Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals around the U.S., announced today that in a recent data breach hackers stole data on 4.5 million patients, including names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. The hackers did not steal information about patients’ medical histories, clinical operations or credit cards.


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Survey Reveals Violence in Hospitals A Growing Public Health Concern

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According to the 2014 Healthcare Crime Survey, commissioned by the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IHSSFoundation), heavy violent crimes have spiraled up from 2012 to 2013.


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California Considers Bill Requiring Hospital Violence Prevention Plans

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California Senator Alex Padilla has introduced a bill to address violence against workers at hospitals and health facilities.


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Facilitating Better Healing with Visitor-Friendly Security

Being near family, surrounded by familiar and caring people, can help patients heal better and faster.
By Claire Meyer
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Badges are constructed to meet HIPAA, privacy and civil rights concerns – visitors’ last names are not included on badges, and generic room numbers are used as destination markers instead of departments (for example, badges declaring a destination of the “infectious disease” department).


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Managing Security for Emergency Departments with High-Risk Patients

Hospital Emergency Departments are a truly unique environment.
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Due to a number of complex issues which often include a lack of available dedicated psychiatric department beds, a growing population of persons with behavioral disorders and a decreased availability of treatment options due to budget reductions, boarding times of psychiatric or behavioral health patients has skyrocketed in recent years.


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Unsecured Medical Equipment Provides Wider Attack Base

The Internet of Things is an unavoidable part of network topology today, but the connectivity of devices leaves enterprises open for cyber attacks.
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The Internet of Things is an unavoidable part of network topology today, but the connectivity of devices – not just laptops but medical equipment, printers and surveillance cameras – leaves enterprises open for cyber attacks.


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Working with Canines in Healthcare

No one is quite sure when humans first domesticated dogs, however, dogs and people have been working side by side for thousands of years.
By Diane Ritchey
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Dogs have become an integral part of many people’s lives, not just as companions, but also as guide dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and bomb- or drug-sniffing dogs, such as the ones used last month for Super Bowl security. Police forces in major cities use police dogs to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and do other jobs human police officers can’t do as well as a dog can.


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Accounting for Local Hospitals in Emergency Preparedness

Hospital Incident Command Systems (HICS) are a component of security and emergency management that is often overlooked in many of the disaster plans in the United States.
By Dean C. Alexander
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Counterterrorist operatives perform drills on securing and neutralizing threats at major target areas. Although this is an extremely important concept to master, often ignored is one of the most important components in community disaster preparedness: the local area hospital.


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Healthcare Security: A Great Story to Tell

11/7/13
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Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand The value of the security program is not always understood or realized at the top levels of the hospital, translating to denied capital requests, budget challenges and difficulty winning time to train associates. The good news: Security plays an important role in healthcare and has a great story to tell.

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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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Security Magazine

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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