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Employee Need Not be Aware of HIPAA to be Guilty

- A U.S. appeals court has ruled that an employee does not need to be aware of healthcare privacy laws to be guilty of violating them.

App for Locating Friends After A Disaster Goes Live on Facebook

- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched two new apps that allow people to create emergency preparedness plans and track the status of Facebook friends in disaster zones.

Healthcare

- This online-only feature explores the effects of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the contract security guard industry.

Hospital Fined $750,000 After Two Boxes of Data Go Missing During Recycling Transport

- South Shore Hospital has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations that it failed to protect personal confidential health information in 2010.

Operation Medicine Delivery Shows 'Postal Option is a Viable Way to Get Medicine to the Public'

- U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and public health officials are pleased with the initial results of Operation Medicine Delivery, the first test run of a program to distribute emergency antibiotics to a population after a widespread biological attack.

Enterprise Mobile Duress: A Mobile 'Panic Button' for Healthcare Providers

- For National Hospital Week, we interviewed Mark Jarman, president and CEO of Inovonics,on the benefits of enterprise mobile duress systems in healthcare settings expanding on the panic button concept.

Weekend Exercise Will Measure USPS Anthrax Response Time

- A response exercise scheduled for this weekend will measure the time it takes to deliver the first dose of antibiotics to a population after a widespread biological attack.

Morning Security Brief: Medical Device Standards Wanted, Behavioral Alert Program, Controversial Witness Protection, and More

- The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board wants the FDA to address medical device vulnerabilities. Johns Hopkins implements a system to warn staff of violent patients. Judges order jail for a victim and key witness against a serial rapist. And more.

Test Run of Postal Service Anthrax Response Teams Scheduled For May

- This summer, postal workers will deliver empty pill bottles to homes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in its first live test of a program designed to provide medicines to residents in the event of a widespread biological attack.

Hospitals a Weak Link in Nuclear Nonproliferation

- Radioactive materials are usually sealed in metal when used in medical devices. Unsecured devices, when paired with conventional explosives, could make a dirty bomb capable of contaminating a city.

Morning Security Brief: Suspicious Power Arrest, Live-Streaming Abuse, HIPAA Breach Consequences, and More

- A man is arrested for mailing more than a hundred envelopes of a powdery substance. Australian police are noticing a new online trend among pedophiles. BlueCross BlueShield pays more than one million dollars after a breach. And more.

CDC: Smartphones Could Increase Disease Surveillance In Developing Countries

- The CDC says smartphones are showing promise as tools to quickly monitor disease outbreaks in developing countries.

Colorado to Discuss Retinal Scans, Fingerprinting to Secure Prescription Drugs

- Colorado lawmakers want to make medication dispensing more secure by requiring biometric verification when patients fill prescriptions, but critics of the plan worry that with the amount of data lawmakers want to collect, information breaches could be more damaging to patients than ever before.
 




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