Daily Headline : Government Reports (GAO etc.)
06/14/2011 - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on problems uncovered at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding the way sexual assaults are reported in its medical facilities.
Daily Headline : IT Security
06/01/2011 - A new proposed rule by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would give people the right to learn who may have accessed their electronically stored healthcare information.
Legal Report: Legislation
05/27/2011 - A bill (A.B. 40) introduced in the California Legislature would amend its law regarding elder abuse. Under current law, certain people, referred to as mandated reporters, must report the physical or financial abuse of an elderly person. Under the new bill, mandated reporters would be required to notify two specific entities—the local ombudsman for the care facility and local law enforcement.
Healthcare: Security Management
05/27/2011 - How one hospital's security department gave itself a checkup and developed a regimen for improving performance.
Healthcare: Legal Issues
05/27/2011 - By understanding what leads to lawsuits against hospitals, healthcare organizations can reduce the risk of litigation.
Daily Headline : Web-based Threats
02/22/2011 - A new survey finds patients wary of the move to electronic health records and the ability of their healthcare providers to secure them.
Editor's Note: Risk Management
01/25/2011 - We aren't doing the mentally ill any favors by letting them deteriorate unassisted.
Daily Headline : Planning
12/03/2010 - The Department of Health and Human Services wants to partner with the private sector to reinvent biodefense research and development.
SM Online: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
11/30/2010 - A publicly funded, privately run investment corporation to support high-risk, high-reward research could speed production of countermeasures after a biological attack or disease outbreak (.pdf) and is recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Book Reviews: Security Management
11/29/2010 - The fifth edition of a classic text, with updates and revisions based on the changing landscape of hospital and healthcare security.
Cybersecurity: IT Security
11/24/2010 - One medical facility improved access and security by replacing traditional desktop computers with virtual desktops accessed through thin clients.
Homeland Security: Research & Studies
11/24/2010 - A venture capital enterprise investing in high-risk research could help drive innovation in vaccine manufacture and delivery.
SM Online: Homeland Security
07/28/2010 - The National Biosurveillance Integration Center was envisioned as a fusion hub for intelligence on biological threats, but the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds common obstacles (.pdf)—technology and bureaucracy—have hindered its progress.