The Security Industry Association (SIA) Health Care Security Interest Group was launched in late 2015 to bring better understanding and solutions to health care security industry. The group will also track emerging technologies and not just the hardware. The group intends to focus on the role of metrics and analytics in making the most of current systems and in developing capabilities for new customers. The group will also serve as an information-sharing hub for members, and work toward developing best practices across the vertical.
Violent attacks in hospital wards and healthcare institutions can pose a serious challenge to security authorities. Technological solutions can help tackle this problem.
In addition to assaults, there are patients who escape – including prisoners, mental health patients – and raising the chances for mass shootings. Continue reading
Northrop Grumman Corporation is part of a team that has been awarded a contract to provide information technology services for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Northrop Grumman is in an exclusive partnership as a subcontractor to Liberty IT Solutions under the VA Transformation Twenty-one Total Technology Next-Generation (T4NG) contract. This multi-vendor indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a potential value of $22.3 billion over 10 years – a five-year base with a five-year option period. Continue reading