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Pandemic Preparedness

- Financial institutions in the U.S. and the U.K. have plenty of lessons to learn from recent pandemic flu exercises, a new U.S. Treasury report says.

Pandemic Planning for Healthcare Security

- A pandemic may precipitate violence as the sick and their love ones rush to nearby medical facilities. Security professionals and facility managers need to plan in advance for such scenarios. (Online Exclusive)

Private Records

- Health care employees are more a threat to private medical records than outsiders, according to a number of recent surveys.

Making Drugs That Kill

- Substandard antimalarial drugs may cause a more drug-resistant strain of the virus to evolve.

Pandemic Threat: Nothing to Sneeze at

- Pandemic readiness—successes and setbacks.

It's Time to Plan

- The threat of a pandemic is real, but business planning is lagging. Find out what practices can help your company survive a worldwide influenza incident. Letters: Congressional attempts to limit the use of pretexting in investigations are debated.

Quality Control

- Substandard antimalarials are not only killing the afflicted but are also producing highly resistant strains of the disease, reports a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

CDC Releases "Storybook" on Flu Pandemics

- The release coincides with the 90th anniversary of the outbreak that killed millions.

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.
 




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