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Lax security leads to loss of hospital's Medicare coverage

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04/16/2012

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio—The federal Medicare program said it will stop covering services provided by Adena Medical Center, which is located in this city, after finding security holes "so serious they pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety," according to local news sources.

How to integrate security into healthcare construction

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03/26/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Getting the security department to the table at the beginning of any construction or renovation project can be, depending on the business, a constant struggle for security managers. But having a well-documented set of best practices for how to integrate security into nascent design and architectural discussions is a powerful tool, which can demonstrate how including security early can reduce future risks and save money in the long run.

Hospital employee shoots two supervisors

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02/24/2012

An employee at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Conn., shot two of his supervisors on Wednesday after a "disciplinary action," according to the hospital.

Crowded hospitals, criminal patients a 'recipe for disaster'

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09/12/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—In November 2010, a prisoner in Santa Cruz, Calif., who’d been brought into a local hospital for an MRI scan, overpowered his female corrections officer, Tasered her with her own Taser, stole her gun, and escaped. The fugitive was later recaptured, but the incident was widely reported in the press and shined a spotlight on a major issue for hospital security directors: how to properly handle criminal patients and potential escape attempts.

Proximex lands VA facility contract

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07/27/2011

TUCSON, Ariz.—Proximex recently received a contract to provide its physical security information management system to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Proximex lands VA facility contract

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07/27/2011

TUCSON, Ariz.—Proximex recently received a contract to provide its physical security information management system to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Cybercrime hits record levels

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06/06/2011

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.— The impacts of cybercrime on organizations have become increasingly evident in recent weeks. On June 3, defense contractor Lockheed Martin said it had proof that hackers breached its network in May partly by using data stolen from security-token maker RSA, which supplies coded security tokens to tens of millions of computer users

Major healthcare provider turns to analytics

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05/23/2011

EDMONTON, Alberta—Alberta Health Services is the single healthcare provider for 3.7 million people living in the province of Alberta, Canada. But security services at its 1,100 sites, which are spread out over 662-kilometers (411 miles), were far from equal. “Why should urban centers be getting excellent security services, while rural centers have to rely on law enforcement?” said Gregory Smith, director of enterprise security systems for Alberta Health Services.

Hospital director gets creative with security funding

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05/16/2011

NEW YORK—The economic downturn has meant sacrifices throughout most departments, but for security executives—who are often considered cost centers—it has meant coming up with creative solutions to find funding.

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