SM Online: Research & Studies
05/16/2014 - Patient privacy remains at risk despite federal laws to protect it. Learn more in the Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, a study by the Ponemon Institute that was sponsored by ID Experts.
Cybersecurity: Access Control
03/24/2014 - Most and least effective security controls in healthcare
Book Reviews: Drug Control
01/30/2014 - The book explores a broad spectrum of mitigation strategies, including packaging, supply chain integrity, “on dose” and “in dose” markers, and more in a depth well beyond that of a primer.
Case Study: Physical Security
01/29/2014 - New panic buttons help hospital security guards respond more quickly to violent incidents.
Daily Headline : International
01/14/2014 - Drug cartel violence in Mexico has led to federal forces taking over security in Michoacan State; a one-sentence bill regarding security breaches at HealthCare.gov is receiving critcism from the White House; and violence erupts in Egypt on the first day of the vote on the country's new charter.
SM Online: ID issues \ Identity Theft
12/31/2013 - Medical identity theft occurs when personal information is used by unauthorized individuals to obtain medical care, buy drugs, or submit fake billings to Medicare or insurance companies. A new survey from the Ponemon Institute and the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance looks at the scope of the problem. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tips also provides tips on protecting your medical identity.
Daily Headline :
11/01/2013 - The government knew about Healthcare.gov security problems before its launch, a hearing on background checks, and more.
Case Study: Access Control
07/25/2013 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago required a new access control system to provide a secure environment for its employees, patients, and visitors.
Cybersecurity: IT Security
05/17/2013 - Top 5 Data-Protection Practices in Healthcare
Healthcare: Legal Issues
04/26/2013 - A federal court has ruled that an employee may pursue her religious discrimination claim against her employer. The employee argued that she could not follow company policy and receive a flu shot because it was against her religion, veganism. The court is allowing the case to proceed, ruling that the employee should be given the opportunity to prove that veganism meets the requirements of religious belief under discrimination statutes.
Daily Headline :
04/12/2013 - The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has released guidelines to help healthcare organizations get a snapshot of their cyberrisk. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Commmittee on Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee about the DHS 2014 budget request. Anti-piracy efforts have had a dramatic effect, says the U.S. Coast Guard. And more.
Daily Headline :
03/09/2013 - The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the Washington University Medical Center recently invested $1.65 million in new surveillance cameras.
SM Online: Drug Control
02/19/2013 - Learn more about what the government and private organizations are doing to combat the growing number of fraudulent online pharmacies.