Health Care
CHICAGO — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.
The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) recently announced the release of a new industry guideline titled “Outpatient Care Services.” IAHSS says the guide is especially applicable to all professional ambulatory care groups.
According to an article posted on the CBC News website, a Chatham hospital was recently alerted to a privacy breach when an operating room report was discovered on its its front lawn.
Have a health-care security question burning a hole in your brain?  If you’re working in Ontario, there’s an easy way to put out the fire.
FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government is introducing legislation to allow public organizations to store information at a central data centre in Fredericton so that it can be used for research.
EDMONTON — A former Alberta health information supervisor has been fined $5,000 for unauthorized access to patient records.
TORONTO — An Ontario student has been fined $25,000 for accessing personal health information, which provincial officials say is the highest penalty of its kind ever in Canada.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia nurse Jamie Stewart says he's been verbally abused and even threatened on the job — and in one recent incident, his hospital went into partial lockdown.
BURNABY, B.C. - The union representing B.C. nurses says staff at a hospital in Grand Forks are traumatized after a man walked into an emergency room, pulled out a gun and shot himself Thursday evening.
The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) has announced its newly-elected board directors for 2017. Election ballots were sent to IAHSS voting members electronically during October.
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