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.
SM Online: 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.
Daily Headline : Research & Studies
08/04/2011 - Vulnerability of implanted medical devices is the topic of a presentation at Black Hat. Elsewhere, reports indicate that researchers are already developing countermeasures.
Daily Headline : IT Security
06/22/2011 - Cybersecurity is a primary concern as corporate workplaces cozy up to mobile technology like smartphones and tablets, but physical theft of devices still remains the number one cause of security breaches of private health information, according to a Department of Health and Human Services database of health information breaches.
Daily Headline : Government Reports (GAO etc.)
06/14/2011 - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on problems uncovered at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding the way sexual assaults are reported in its medical facilities.