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5 Steps for Healthcare Compliance

5 Steps for Healthcare Compliance October 10, 2019 Compliance | HIPAA Risk Analysis | Hospital Security | Riskwatch Blog Healthcare Compliance As a highly regulated, high-risk industry, healthcare organizations place the utmost concern on compliance. Healthcare compliance protects both patients and staff, and widely covers areas such as patient safety, data protection, and billing. As […]

Top Five Risks in Healthcare

Top Five Risks in Healthcare June 19, 2019 Compliance | Cyber Security | Facilities Security | Hospital Security | Riskwatch Blog Top Five Risks Facing the Healthcare Industry The healthcare industry faces unprecedented risks and compounding regulatory compliance requirements. They’re particularly vulnerable due to their heavy involvement in patient personal information, time constraints, and nature […]

Top Three Industries that Need an Effective Risk Management Solution

Top Three Industries that Need an Effective Risk Management Solution May 9, 2018 Compliance | Cyber Security | Cyber Threats | Disaster Recovery Planning | Emergency Preparedness | HIPAA Risk Analysis | Hospital Security | Managing the Risk Assessment | OSHA | Regulatory Compliance | Risk Assessment | Risk Assessment & Compliance | Threat Assessment […]

IAHSS Responds To Hospital-Based Shootings Study

IAHSS Responds To Hospital-Based Shootings Study September 28, 2012 Hospital Security 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 […]

‘Dirty bomb’ threat at hospitals remains, GAO report says

‘Dirty bomb’ threat at hospitals remains, GAO report says September 25, 2012 Hospital Security Nearly four out of five high-risk hospitals nationwide have failed to implement safeguards to secure radiological material that could be used in a “dirty bomb,” according to a draft report by congressional investigators. Eleven years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks […]

Woman Allegedly Threatens to Kill Hospital Officers

Woman Allegedly Threatens to Kill Hospital Officers September 24, 2012 Hospital Security Woman arrested at Le Bonheur hospital, accused of making threats A woman was arrested at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on Monday after allegedly claiming to have a gun and threatening to kill security officers. Police responded to the hospital shortly after 3 p.m., […]

A State CSO Reflects on a Breach

A State CSO Reflects on a Breach September 16, 2012 HIPAA Risk Analysis | Hospital Security | Threat Assessment Alaska’s Health and Social Services CSO Offers Lessons Learned Thor Ryan, chief security officer at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, offers lessons learned as a result of his organization’s $1.7 million settlement following […]

Investigation Prompts Privacy Dispute

Investigation Prompts Privacy Dispute September 7, 2012 HIPAA Risk Analysis | Hospital Security Hospital, Attorney General, at Odds Over Records Access A criminal and public health investigation in New Hampshire involving a former hospital worker who allegedly infected dozens of patients with Hepatitis C is turning into a patient a privacy debate. New Hampshire’ attorney general next […]

HITECH Stage 2: How to Prepare

HITECH Stage 2: How to Prepare September 4, 2012 HIPAA Risk Analysis | Hospital Security 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 […]

HITECH Stage 2 Rules: An Analysis

HITECH Stage 2 Rules: An Analysis August 31, 2012 Hospital Security 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 […]