INFORMATION

Site Map - Healthcare

Rattlesnakes and Other Surprise Solutions

- As Associate Editor Ann Longmore-Etheridge noted in her feature, there are many resources risk managers can consult whether planning overseas trips or preparing for a pandemic.

Genetic Discrimination

- The bill (H.R. 493) would prohibit discrimination based on genetic information has been approved by the House of Representatives. The Senate has agreed to consider the measure and has also released a report on the proposed legislation.

Emergency Planning

- Don't know what to do if pandemic influenza hits the U.S.? Then read the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's pandemic influenza preparedness and response guidelines for the healthcare field.

Disaster Response

- A small nuclear weapon would have a catastrophic impact on the healthcare systems of four major U.S. cities say two scientists, but advise deployable medical equipment coupled with environmental modeling software could save lives.

Privacy

- Lawmakers in the Missouri Senate have introduced a bill (S. 2) that would make it illegal to knowingly receive, sell, or obtain personal health information on anyone without their consent.

A Healthy Dose of Security

- South Carolina's Greenville Hospital System upgrades its security program thanks to a healthy dose of funding.

Hospital Security

- A bill (H.R. 257) introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) would require that all hospitals that receive reimbursements under Medicare implement security procedures to reduce infant abduction.

Privacy

- An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a patient whose private information was revealed at a tavern by a hospital employee can sue that hospital for invasion of privacy. The privacy obligation applied at all times and in all places.

Ready, Willing, Disabled

- Maryland takes the lead in preparing to assist the disabled in disasters.

A Healthy Way to Protect Patient Data

- A healthcare organization found that it needed a way to control the use of removable media to ensure that patient data remains protected.

Keys to Encryption

- Encrypting data is no longer an expensive, time-consuming headache. Here’s an overview of some of the different types of encryption products available.

Challenges Posed by Patient-Centric Care

- Special challenges at patient-centered hospitals.

Genetic Discrimination

- A bill (S. 358) introduced by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-WA) would prohibit discrimination based on genetic information has been approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
 




Beyond Print

SM Online

See all the latest links and resources that supplement the current issue of Security Management magazine.