Hospital Security

We live in a society where risk is ever present and impossible to avoid, no matter what industry you are in. It is no secret that some industries tend to face higher risk than others, therefor they must take additional precautions. PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and NERC-CIP-01...

In response to the recent release of a study sponsored in part by Johns Hopkins entitled “Hospital-Based Shootings in the United States: 2000-2011," the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety [IAHSS] believes there is some valuable information that was garnered from the evaluation of...

Federal Privacy Officer Offers Insights What's the best way to prepare to comply with HITECH Stage 2 privacy and security requirements? Federal privacy officer Joy Pritts advises healthcare organizations to start by conducting a thorough risk assessment. A risk assessment helps hospitals and physicians "identify potential areas...

Experts Sort Through Privacy, Security Provisions Some privacy and security experts that have dug into the 1,446 pages of final rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH electronic health record incentive program say they are mostly pleased with provisions included to protect patient data (see: HITECH...

Public-Private Partnership Focuses On Prevention The Obama administration has launched a new public-private collaborative effort to help prevent healthcare insurance fraud. The voluntary group includes healthcare organizations and associations, health insurers, federal and state agencies, and anti-fraud groups that together aim to combat healthcare fraud through the...