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Pandemic Planning

- A panel of physicians has issued guidelines on which high-risk patients to deny medical care to in the event of a public-health emergency, such as pandemic flu.

States are Preparing for Medical Surge, Says GAO

- States are bolstering their medical surge capacity to handle mass casualty events, but many face difficulties drawing up altered medical care plans that may decide who lives and who dies.

Patient Safety

- A new online service from the Health Care Notification Network offers urgent patient safety e-mail alerts to doctors.

Hack Attacks

- Healthcare organizations face a full frontal assault from hackers, who have stepped up their attacks by 85 percent over the last year.

Quick Bytes: Health Bug

- Hacking attacks against healthcare organizations increased 85 percent between February 2007 and January 2008, according to SecureWorks.

Saving Lives Securely

- To ensure a safe environment for patients, visitors, and medical staff, hospitals have to consider security in both the design and operation of the emergency room. 

Caring for Patients' Records

- The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University turned to online training to get staff and students up to speed on HIPAA's Security Rule.

Dengue Fever Infects 55,000 in Rio

- The mosquito-borne virus has killed 67 in Rio de Janeiro state, as the public and some government officials blame authorities for a flat-footed response.

Heart Monitors Can Be Hacked, Researchers Say

- A research team has hacked into a defibrillator, but says the possibility that others will try and succeed are low.

Live Operators Can Help Stop an Outbreak of Infectious Disease

- A new RAND study to be published in the American Journal of Public Health says live operators are a good first defense in stopping the spread of infectious diseases, but better performance is needed.

A Healthy Approach to Medical Data

- Find out how one hospital streamlined secure data access and met government privacy regulations.

Bulking Up Video Surveillance

- A CCTV system is deemed fit for a chain of gyms.

Quick Bytes: Healthcare

- The security rules from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) go into effect in April 2005 for most organizations (a year later for healthcare organizations and other covered entities that do below a certain threshold level of business), giving institutions less than a year to get ready. An Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing the HIPAA Security Rule, a new draft paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), can help those responsible for implementing the security rule to understand the rule's concepts while pointing them to standards and other references and explaining key terms and acronyms. @ Link to the NIST paper

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