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CommonSpirit Health system experiences IT security incident


CommonSpirit Health system experiences IT security incident

October 5, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic health system in the United States and second largest nonprofit hospital chain, was the victim of a disruptive cyberattack on Oct. 3, 2022.  Following reports of service issues and procedure rescheduling across multiple hospitals in the network CommonSpirit Health issued the following statement: “CommonSpirit Health is managing an IT security issue that is impacting some of our facilities. As a precautionary...

CommonSpirit Health, cyber attack, Des Moines Register, hospital security, hospitality industry, IT Security

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How one hospital battled COVID with a video camera

June 17, 2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—A few months ago, COVID upended the normality of the healthcare system, healthcare facilities and the daily, life-saving work of healthcare workers. Hospitals scrambled to meet the influx of infected people, while frontline healthcare workers begged for the rather simple things they were taught to always have when engaging with sick people — personal protection equipment (PPE) — which was and still is scarce. “Limiting unnecessary contact with COVID-19 patients..., Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, COVID19, hospital safety, hospital security, Jake Voll, Matt Vincent, Security Solutions, SS&Si, SS&Si Dealer Network

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Taser, on a roll, focuses on hospital use

May 2, 2014Amy Canfield

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Taser International, coming off two banner sales years and “practically saturating” the law enforcement market, is focusing anew on hospitals.The company's stock price has risen nearly fivefold in the past two years, topping $20 earlier this month.“That's because we're not a one-trick pony. We've become a tech company, and that's what's really gotten the attention of the market,” said Steve Tuttle, vice president of communications for the company, based...

Bryan Warren, Carolinas Healthcare System, CHS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, hospital security, iahss, Lawrence Harrington, MedStar, Ralph Nerette, Rose M. Miller, Security Director News (SDN), Steve Tuttle, Taser International

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Hospital leaders to integrators: Learn our unique challenges

January 31, 2014Amy Canfield

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Health care facilities have unique security needs and integrators who want those facilities' business would be more successful if they learned what their needs are, according to hospital security directors at TechSec Solutions, held here this week. A common theme at the Jan. 28-29 conference was the need for better communication between integrators and end users, and participants on the “Hospital Security: Checkup on Technology and Innovation” panel were clear...

hospital security, Keith McGlen, Ralph Nerette, Randy Propps, Rose Miller, shawn reilly, TechSec Solutions

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Steve Nibbelink is new IHSSF president

January 3, 2014Leah Hoenen

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill.—There were 154 shootings at U.S. hospitals in 40 states between 2000 and 2011. More recent statistics on crime and weapons in health-care facilities will be the subject of a pair of studies the International Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation will take on in 2014, according to incoming president Steve Nibbelink.The foundation will examine the number and type of weapons taken into hospitals and other health facilities, and look at crime statistics, to show what's...

Ed Stedman, hospital security, incoming president Steve Nibbelink, International Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation

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Surveillance serves many uses in hospitals

December 18, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—A health care professional might tell you that people are generally not at their best when they enter a hospital as a patient. A security professional would agree.The contrast in perspectives, however, is dramatic. Health care professionals are potential targets for crime, while security professional try to see the whole picture with video surveillance.It's not a pretty picture, in terms of hospital safety nationwide. For video surveillance providers, however, hospitals are...

Arecont Vision, carole dougan, gary buss, HIPAA, hospital safety, hospital security, integrated security and communications, international association for healthcare security & safety, shawn reilly, Tech Electronics, tech systems, tom catagnus

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Hospital loading docks rival ERs for security concerns

November 26, 2013Amy Canfield

RALEIGH, N.C.—Loading docks are one of the most vulnerable security areas at hospitals, posing a threat to facilities large and small, says Lisa Pryse, president of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.“Loading dock areas are volatile areas and, unfortunately, very often overlooked,” Pryse said.Emergency rooms have long been a focus of hospital security, understandably. But receiving and delivery areas need surveillance cameras at the very least, Pryse...

hospital security, iahss, keith rasmussen, lisa pryse, waterbury hospital

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