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Patient Safety

Read: AP: Western State Hospital Put Patients, Staff at Risk for Years

AP: Western State Hospital Put Patients, Staff at Risk for Years

A recent federal inspection supports claims that Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash., neglected patients for years and punished staff for speaking out.

Read: Warm and Welcoming vs. Safe and Secure: How Intelligent Patient Visitor Management Creates a Memorable Patient Experience without Sacrificing Security

Warm and Welcoming vs. Safe and Secure: How Intelligent Patient Visitor Management Creates a Memorable Patient Experience without Sacrificing Security

Join HID Global’s healthcare experts to discuss why intelligent patient visitor management is the solution to finding the balance between customer experience and security and safety.

Read: Nurse Allegedly Injected Air into Patients’ Bloodstreams, Killing 1

Nurse Allegedly Injected Air into Patients’ Bloodstreams, Killing 1

A former Owen Heart Hospital nurse was indicted June 21 on one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Read: Senior Living Facility Praises Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Technology

Senior Living Facility Praises Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Technology

Residents at Brevillier Village in Erie, Penn., can use Princeton Identity’s iris recognition software to unlock exterior doors to exit the building.

Read: 1 Killed, 12 Injured in Gatesville Hospital Explosion

1 Killed, 12 Injured in Gatesville Hospital Explosion

Patients at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System were evacuated after an explosion at a construction site caused a partial building collapse and cut off power to the hospital.

Read: College Sports Doctors Take Extra Precautions After Sex Abuse Scandals

College Sports Doctors Take Extra Precautions After Sex Abuse Scandals

More and more physicians, particularly college sports doctors, are making it standard practice to have a chaperone present during physical exams.

Read: OCR Opens Title IX Investigation into USC Gynecologist Scandal

OCR Opens Title IX Investigation into USC Gynecologist Scandal

USC was required to submit all reports and complaints against staff and faculty under a previous agreement but did not provide documents related to the former doctor.

Read: Study: Better IT Security Doesn’t Mean Fewer Hospital Cyberattacks

Study: Better IT Security Doesn’t Mean Fewer Hospital Cyberattacks

A recent study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame looked at 938 data breaches and found institutional factors play the biggest role in the likelihood of hospital cyberattacks.

Read: Dementia Patient Found Dead in Restricted Stairwell at S.F. General

Dementia Patient Found Dead in Restricted Stairwell at S.F. General

The 75-year-old woman had been missing for 10 days from a nearby behavioral health center when her body was discovered in the stairwell.

Read: Patients: Philly Police Ignored Sex Abuse Claims Against Former Doctor

Patients: Philly Police Ignored Sex Abuse Claims Against Former Doctor

While a former neurologist is facing rape charges in New York, patients in Philadelphia say police have ignored their abuse claims against him.

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