Feb
06

Why CMS-3178-P is Filling an Important Gap in Readiness, Pt. 2

Editor’s Note: As we see the CMS-3178-P Rule find its’ way into the Federal Register, we pulled out a few posts from 2009 that pointed to the need for tighter regulations, especially given the failures in preparation in Joplin and Hurricane Sandy Disasters, to name the most visible. The Spring of 2003 found a loose…
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Jan
27

Public Debate? We will not share Roadside Bomb Technology with the Russians

What a set-up for a double victory for terrorists during the Olympics. We still do not know who started the conversation, but the media has had a sensational story and they took advantage of all the pontificating on both sides. As an old “Cold Warrior” I was startled by this open disclosure which basically states…
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Jan
22

CMS-3178-P – Don’t Count Your Chickens

As of today, only the Federal Healthcare Sector, about 10% of healthcare capacity in the US, is mandated to prepare for All-Hazards events, while the remaining 90% private sector has been expected to prepare voluntarily to meet their roles and responsibilities. Unfortunately, as is evidenced by every major disaster since 9/11, the Public Health and…
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Jan
10

Why It is Important to Support the New CMS-3178-P Rule

The Life You Save Could be Your Own, or that of Your Loved Ones This is a summary points made in our 2010 book “UNREADY: TO ERR IS HUMAN: The other Neglected Side of Hospital Safety and Security”. Existing national efforts to protect patients from unnecessary death arising from healthcare acquired infections and treatment errors…
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Jan
10

The Myth that Hospitals are Safe Places, II

Originally published in our book “Unready: To err is human – the other neglected side of Hospital Safety and Security” July, 2010 and as relevant four years later as it was on day one. Due to length, we have broken this into two posts, of which this is the second. For context, it should be…
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Sep
17

Privacy Concerns Trump Security Concerns on Drone Use?

This is the second in a series on the potential for drones or Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs) to have a major negative impact on the privacy and security of all citizens in the country. There is little evidence that the private or corporate use of Drones by in the U.S. is seen as a Security…
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