Synopsys Inc. released the results of the study “Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend,” which found that 67 percent of medical device manufacturers and 56 percent of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) believe an attack on a medical device built or in use by their organizations is likely to occur over the next 12 months.
According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, there were more than 4,000 reported incidents of workplace violence against Canadian nurses between 2008 and 2013, and still, sources in the industry believe that these types of incidents are woefully underreported.
Tom Schaffler Jr. and his father Tom Sr. are no strangers to chance. After all, they first got into the business of Alzheimer’s care after Tom Sr. watched a friend go through the painful and frustrating process of trying to find a suitable facility for his ailing father. At the same time, the Schafflers, real estate investors in the southeast United States, had recently added an Alzheimer’s care facility as a “passive investment.” After seeing the struggle up close with their family friend, the father/son duo decided to take a more active approach.
Marks USA Custom Lock Division has developed ANSI Grade 1 Institutional Life Safety Locksets to address managed liability, accident prevention, life safety and security in behavioral healthcare institutions.
Nurturing an idea for a new business model from its inception to implementation takes more than just wishful thinking. It takes the support of the right team, the right products and the leadership of a visionary. When it all comes together, the new business model can be pivotal in changing the market landscape.
Software House, part of Tyco Security Products, is working with Lynx Systems, a solution from Micro Technology Services Inc., to provide universities, healthcare facilities and other heavily populated, dispersed organizations who want a solution to protect students, patients, visitors and employees with duress and instant alert systems.
Hendrick Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in the West Texas area serving referrals from 16 smaller hospitals in the surrounding counties. Known for its sophisticated trauma center and high level of care, the flagship 500-bed acute care center is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion.