No health system should have to decide between improving patient care or covering the high cost of an unexpected ransomware attack. Examine the health and wellness of your IT infrastructure—just like a patient—to prevent long-term issues down the line.
For years, healthcare providers lagged their corporate counterparts when it came to cybersecurity. Recently, they made up significant ground, recognizing the need to allocate sufficient funds, focus on fundamentals, and outsource functions they cannot cost-effectively perform in-house. Unfortunately, 2020 threw a huge wrench in the works.
Each year, National Missing Children’s Day draws attention to the importance of developing greater protection for vulnerable children. Since more than 40 percent of all infant abductions occur in hospitals, it is crucial for security officers and directors to continue augmenting safety protocols and systems to protect newborns and their parents.
According to the Emergency Nurses Association, healthcare workers account for approximately 50% of all victims of workplace violence. But they're not the only ones either. There are reports of increased domestic violence and workplace violence around the world as a result of lockdowns from the pandemic, increased stress levels and a lower threshold for confrontation.
Repurposing video surveillance and artificial intelligence and analytics traditionally used for security initiatives within the healthcare space can increase positive patient interactions and bring additional value to your current electronic physical security solutions.
Recognizing that medical first responders are experiencing unrelenting stress as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fill hospitals to near capacity, Elite Detection K9 (EDK9), which breeds, raises and trains scent-detection dogs, found a way to bring some puppy love to these tireless and dedicated health care professionals.
A new partnership aims to help healthcare IT vendors and services firms improve their overall risk and security profile and provide greater transparency to thousands of healthcare providers. As part of the partnership, KLAS, which has conducted deep research and analysis on more than 900 healthcare IT products and services, will introduce a new Cybersecurity Readiness Assessment.
ON DEMAND: Community healthcare facilities have unique security needs and for many organizations, physical security technology and training are new to this space. Security professionals in rural community healthcare clinics have to rely on instinct, behavior monitoring, body language, tone of voice and more to determine risk, deescalate situations and maintain the safety and security of staff, patients and visitors.