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How the Affordable Care Act Could Affect Contract Security

- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act later this month. It plans to issue a ruling by June. Ralph Brislin, CPP examines how it could impact contract security companies. (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE)


- A bill (H.R. 2405) that would reauthorize an appropriations bill designed to aid in pandemic preparedness has been approved by the House of Representatives. The measure is now pending in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide

- Healthcare professionals, emergency managers, and government officials will find in this work a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for and respond to disasters.


- Advice on what hospitals need to do if they decide to arm their guards, and a look at the problems of gangs in the military.

Case Study

- A hospital found an access control system that allowed security to maintain control while helping to secure sensitive locations.

'Culture of Tolerance' Enables Violence Against Nurses, Says Hospital Administrator

- An Emergency Nurses Association survey found that most incidences of abuse toward nurses aren't formally reported. One hospital administrator fears that hospital violence has become an accepted occupational hazard.

U.S. Government Asks Science Journals to Redact Flu Research

- National Institute of Health officials are asking two science journals to remove or redact information gathered from flu experiments out of biosecurity concerns.

CHEMM-IST to help First Responders Diagnose Chemical Exposure

- Diagnosing illness after a mass casualty chemical attack? Ask a CHEMM-IST.

Healthcare Industry Still Struggling with Information Breaches

- The healthcare industry experiences more data breaches than any other industry, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse data. Most breaches came after portable data devices went missing.

Yale Students Develop Rapid Bacteria Detector

- A team of engineering graduate students at Yale is working to create a new technology that could help prevent widespread food-borne illness and lead to quicker diagnosis of bacterial infections.

Breast Cancer Survivor Creates Prosthesis ID Card for Travelers

- A breast cancer survivor creates an ID card to help others using prostheses pass through security. It doesn’t exempt survivors from searches, but helps them move through security more discreetly.

USPS Reductions Won’t Affect its Door-to-Door Anthrax Response Capability

- Despite financial woes, the USPS remains ready to act as a first responder to a biological attack.

Sick of Data Protection Rules?

- One medical center finds a healthy approach to meeting all of its compliance requirements.

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