Healthcare Security

03Jun 2010

The Center for Biosecurity at UPMC recently released a  Preparedness Report that proposes the following key elements of a national strategy for healthcare preparedness and response: Definition and vision of a U.S. healthcare system prepared to handle the response to a spectrum of mass casualty events that vary in size and severity from common medical […]

16Apr 2010

Vulnerabilities are opportunities, opportunities for crime, opportunities for rule breaking violations, opportunities for loss.  By definition, a vulnerability is a weakness or gap in a security program that can be exploited by threats to gain unauthorized access to an asset.  Vulnerabilities include structural, procedural, electronic, human and other elements which provide opportunities to attack assets.[1] […]

17Mar 2010

You’re a very busy hospital security manager.  At 2 pm on one of your normal busy days, you receive a call from a man saying he represents a security consulting firm.  He explains that one of the company’s specialties is technical expertise in electronic security design.  He asks if you have any upcoming projects or […]

21Feb 2010

Securing the environment of care is a challenging and continual effort for most healthcare security managers, who face unique challenges in balancing the open campus environment with the protection needs of the hospital’s patients, employees, and other assets.  No hospital is without risk and effectively managing risk is crucial to maintaining the protection and openness […]