Security

A mundane hospital hack

A mundane hospital hack

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It's worthwhile to examine news from Concord, NH, involving a data breach of 15,000 patient records. On first blush, the question both providers and journalists might ask is if the compromised records were a result of a sophisticated hacking scheme. The answer is a resounding "nope" and provides a teachable incident for us all.

Time for a cyber security update? You better believe it

Time for a cyber security update? You better believe it

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Advances in technology and providers who lag behind on updating their information technology systems have created a "perfect storm" of vulnerabilities in healthcare IT security, one expert warned us. Worst of all, providers don't seem to being paying attention.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions launches Nexus Station

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions announced the launch of its Nexus™ Station at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Summer Meeting in Denver.

March 12 webinar tackles innovation in resident security

March 12 webinar tackles innovation in resident security

With a constantly changing technology landscape, it's important to know which systems to adopt. The aging services experience can be improved with devices that offer security and safety.

New report highlights handrails, grab bars for seniors

Handrails or grab bars are the most common modification made for seniors, closely followed by rugs to prevent tripping, according to a new analysis. Fewer are saying they are installing sensors.

Privacy and security in long-term care

Privacy and security in long-term care

Protecting your resident's health information is becoming increasingly more urgent.

Future robots may help residents avoid falls, avoid danger

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A robot that could help residents who have fallen, and send an alert when there's unusual behavior, is currently being developed in Europe, according to The Telegraph.

Webcast will focus on new HIPAA rulemaking, enforcement trends

Providers and officers in charge of HIPAA compliance can take part in a valuable 90-minute webcast Tuesday, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will address the progression of changes to HIPAA, particularly leading up to the January issuance of a final rule pertaining to privacy, security and enforcement provisions. Attendees will learn about the results of compliance audits, recent findings on data breaches and assessed penalties, and trends in hacking activity.

RF Technologies unveils touchpad exit controller

RF Technologies unveils touchpad exit controller

RF Technologies recently released a Touchpad Exit Controller with a discreet design intended to blend into a facility's environment.

Celebrating a non-tragedy

Celebrating a non-tragedy

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I believe there are good news stories around us all the time. Our eyes, and brains, often are just too conditioned and look past them. It's human nature. Consider this small-town long-term care story that earned scant attention, even in the local press.