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.
A new rule in California will require hospitals and other health facilities to protect employees from abuse with violence prevention protocols--and the regulation is a model that could spread to other states.
What does Dr. Park Dietz, one of the world’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, want you to know about mitigating workplace violence? Read his guide on warning signs and prevention, along with features and columns on RFID technology, mobile credential standards, security convergence, CSO interview questions and more in our February 2017 edition of Security magazine.