06/12/2012 - 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.
05/08/2012 - 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.
05/07/2012 - 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.
04/11/2012 - 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.
03/22/2012 - 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.
03/15/2012 - 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.
03/14/2012 - 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.
03/12/2012 - 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.