02/28/2012 - A bill (H.R. 2405) that would reauthorize an appropriations bill designed to aid in pandemic preparedness has been approved by the House of Representatives. The measure is now pending in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
Book Reviews: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
02/25/2012 - Healthcare professionals, emergency managers, and government officials will find in this work a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for and respond to disasters.
01/24/2012 - Advice on what hospitals need to do if they decide to arm their guards, and a look at the problems of gangs in the military.
Case Study: Access Control
01/24/2012 - A hospital found an access control system that allowed security to maintain control while helping to secure sensitive locations.
Daily Headline : Workplace Violence
01/11/2012 - An Emergency Nurses Association survey found that most incidences of abuse toward nurses aren't formally reported. One hospital administrator fears that hospital violence has become an accepted occupational hazard.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
01/03/2012 - National Institute of Health officials are asking two science journals to remove or redact information gathered from flu experiments out of biosecurity concerns.
Daily Headline : Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
12/02/2011 - Diagnosing illness after a mass casualty chemical attack? Ask a CHEMM-IST.
Daily Headline : IT Security
11/14/2011 - The healthcare industry experiences more data breaches than any other industry, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse data. Most breaches came after portable data devices went missing.
Daily Headline : Food Safety
10/21/2011 - A team of engineering graduate students at Yale is working to create a new technology that could help prevent widespread food-borne illness and lead to quicker diagnosis of bacterial infections.
Daily Headline : Travel Security
10/20/2011 - A breast cancer survivor creates an ID card to help others using prostheses pass through security. It doesn’t exempt survivors from searches, but helps them move through security more discreetly.
Daily Headline : Planning
10/04/2011 - Despite financial woes, the USPS remains ready to act as a first responder to a biological attack.
09/30/2011 - One medical center finds a healthy approach to meeting all of its compliance requirements.
Beyond Print: Government Reports (GAO etc.)
08/30/2011 - Pandemic planning and information sharing among government agencies and stakeholders paid off during the H1N1 scare, says a new Government Accountability Office report. However, the report also found that the government’s credibility diminished when vaccine supplies did not meet public expectations.