Hospital Security


Mitigating Violence

Mitigating Violence

Hospitals and health systems are tasked with controlling costs and cutting budgets while maintaining the highest levels of patient care, safety and privacy which heighten our awareness of the vital role played by security services in the nation’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

Idesco helps Enhance Security at Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Nationwide with Unique Oversized ID Card Printer

New York-based ID card specialist offers XCR100 2.0 oversized badge printer to protect patients and healthcare professionals from unauthorized access.

Turning to the Cloud

Turning to the Cloud

The ability to reliably and quickly access video from anywhere at any time is something healthcare organizations have come to rely on.

Unification is the Cure

In the past, the Lee Health security department installed many different analog video and access control systems to secure each site. Over time, the technology began aging and failing.

A Changing Profile

A Changing Profile

Healthcare facilities were already a complex security environment due to the number of moving pieces and literal life or death situations faced daily.

The New Normal

The New Normal

With the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across our nation like wildfire in 2020, the new normal had to adapt itself quickly to all situations.

An Indispensable Role

An Indispensable Role

Today, there is significant increase in the number of hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers that are being built or remodeled across the country, in part due to the rise in demand for healthcare from an aging population and more access to health insurance.

Securing A Hospital Campus

Security a hospital campus is very different from protecting a typical commercial building.



Balancing Safety Security and Privacy

Hospital safety and security is a series of if-then scenarios. If we can prevent patients from falling out of bed, then we can avoid serious, costly injuries.

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World Health Organization Facing Cyber Attacks During Coronavirus Response

A malicious site imitating the WHO’s email system was created to collect the account information of the organization’s employees.

New Minnesota Law Allows Families to Install Internet-Connected Cameras In Senior Care Facilities

The new policies, meant to protect elder privacy, have also drawn criticism because of the requirement that families notify care facilities before they install the camera.

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More Than One Billion Medical Images Remain Unprotected On The Web

Some security experts and lawmakers have criticized the Department of Health and Human Services for failing to enforce privacy laws and fine organizations that did not protect patient records.

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Family of Chicago Hospital Shooting Victim Files Suit Against Security Company, Hospital

The lawsuit argues that Mercy Hospital and SDI Security did not follow their own protocols by failing to issue alerts or initiating a lockdown of the building.

The Security of Medicine

The Security of Medicine

In keeping with SwedishAmerican’s mission to deliver excellence in healthcare, they also maintain the highest level of care when it comes to keeping their patients, medical staff, and facilities safe.

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More Than 100 Nursing Homes Cut Off From Health Data, Payroll Due to Ransomware Attack

A cyber attack on an IT services provider has had major consequences for nursing homes, some of which may have to close down if they do not gain access to crucial patient data.

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House of Representatives Passes Bill Addressing Violence Against Healthcare Workers

The legislation faces a tough road ahead in the Senate and a potential veto from the Trump administration, which opposes the current version of the bill.

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First-Of-Its-Kind Program Will Train Health Professionals to Counsel Patients on Gun Violence Prevention

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill awarding millions of dollars in funding to UC Davis, which will teach healthcare providers intervention techniques for patients.

Medical Data of 1 Million New Zealanders Potentially Exposed in Health System Breach

Medical Data of 1 Million New Zealanders Potentially Exposed in Health System Breach

The health organization realized during an investigation of an August breach that its systems had been breached several times prior to the known attack.

Ransomware Attack Causes Alabama Hospital System to Turn Patients Away

Ransomware Attack Causes Alabama Hospital System to Turn Patients Away

In the latest ransomware attack scourge, three hospitals in Alabama were able to continue serving existing patients but said they could not take new cases.

FDA Warns Medical Device Manufacturers of “Urgent” Cybersecurity Flaws

FDA Warns Medical Device Manufacturers of “Urgent” Cybersecurity Flaws

Security researchers found 11 significant vulnerabilities in devices that use the IPnet software, though there are no confirmed incidents involving takeovers of the devices.

  • Fresh Security Perspective from AMAG’s New Sales Director A Fresh Perspective on Security

    Fred Nelson may be new to the security industry but his sales and leadership methods are time tested, and true. Fred joined AMAG only a few months ago, but brings with him a wealth of experience in sales and life balance solutions. This year is off to a good start for AMAG with new solutions on the horizon.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - April 2022

    April 2022

    Featuring:

    • Similarities at Data Centers and Airports
    • Transitioning to the Cloud
    • Going High Tech
    • The Benefits of On-site Security
    • Optimizing Store Layouts

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