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Hospitals Should Band Together Before The Next Crisis Hits

- A new report from the Center for Biosecurity recommends that every hospital in the country make common cause and form healthcare coalitions.

Healthcare Coalitions

- A recent report on healthcare catastrophes emphasized the need for healthcare providers, like providers in other sectors, to form regional planning coalitions to ensure continuity during major events (.pdf).

Partnering for a Healthy Response

- Healthcare facilities in regions around the country are forming regional coalitions to better prepare for emergencies.

Healthcare Coalitions

- The healthcare industry, like other sectors, should form regional planning coalitions of service providers to ensure continuity during catastrophic health events, according to the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC.

Picture of Health

- A new surveillance system helps Southside Medical Center offer succor in a secure environment.

India: Prime Minister's Security May Have Led to a Death By Slowing Access to Hospital Services

- The visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to a hospital convocation on Tuesday is alleged to have led to the death of a desperately ill man, after Singh's security detail blocked the car holding the man from entering the hospital gates.

Clinic Ups Security Due to Anger Over Swine Flu Vaccine Shortage

- A health clinic in Terre Haute, Indiana, is bolstering its security for fear swine flu vaccine shortages could lead to unrest.

Trial of Man Who Allegedly Killed Hospital Security Guard Begins

- A trial in Springfield, Missouri, that began yesterday underscores the dangers that hospital staff and security face regularly in the emergency room.

"Superbug" Fears Remote, But Swine Flu Fitter Than Other Strains

- Researchers experimenting with various flu strains in ferrets found no evidence that a supervirulent hybrid flu strain could arise but did discover that swine flu outcompetes other flu strains, reports the University of Maryland Newsdesk.

Fake Medicines Require Global Remedy

- International cooperation is necessary to combat the illegal global trade in dangerous counterfeit and substandard pharmaceuticals, panelists argued at an American Enterprise Institute event.

Experts Divided on Stockpiling Medicine as Flu Season Approaches

- The New Scientist asked 60 experts whether they are taking personal precautions as the autumn flu season approaches.

Drug-Resistant Swine Flu Arises and Then Dies in Danish Patient

- A drug-resistant strain of swine flu appeared in a Danish patient and then apparently died out before the infection could spread.

Taking the Trauma Out of Security

- When a new approach to psychiatric ward security caused resentment between security and clinical staff, a security training and shadowing program fostered teamwork and improved performance.

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