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Putting Vendors to the Test

- The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has developed a program which ensures that security systems work properly before vendors leave the scene

Business News

- A strategic alliance by Siemens Communications, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital Center is using smart card technology

Vulnerabilities Remain for Bioterror Threat

- Over one-quarter of states do not have sufficient bioterrorism laboratory response capabilities,” says the third annual study of the U.S. public health and emergency response capabilities by the Trust for America’s Health. The report brings to light several deficiencies in the public health sector and evaluates states’ abilities to respond to and mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or terrorist incident. @ The full report is available via SM Online.

Decontaminating Children

- A government training video shows emergency responders and hospital ER staff how to decontaminate children exposed to dangerous chemicals.

Healthy Approach to Data Protection

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Diagnosing a Problem

- Doctors fared poorly in identifying hghly contagious and deadly illnesses.

Hospital Safety Not Child’s Play

- Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics has upgraded its access control procedures to ensure that  its young patients can safely receive the care they need.

Rattlesnakes and Other Surprise Solutions

- As Associate Editor Ann Longmore-Etheridge noted in her feature, there are many resources risk managers can consult whether planning overseas trips or preparing for a pandemic.

Genetic Discrimination

- The bill (H.R. 493) would prohibit discrimination based on genetic information has been approved by the House of Representatives. The Senate has agreed to consider the measure and has also released a report on the proposed legislation.

Emergency Planning

- Don't know what to do if pandemic influenza hits the U.S.? Then read the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's pandemic influenza preparedness and response guidelines for the healthcare field.

Disaster Response

- A small nuclear weapon would have a catastrophic impact on the healthcare systems of four major U.S. cities say two scientists, but advise deployable medical equipment coupled with environmental modeling software could save lives.

Privacy

- Lawmakers in the Missouri Senate have introduced a bill (S. 2) that would make it illegal to knowingly receive, sell, or obtain personal health information on anyone without their consent.

A Healthy Dose of Security

- South Carolina's Greenville Hospital System upgrades its security program thanks to a healthy dose of funding.
 




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