Through the SIA Health Care Security Interest Group, SIA works to address the security requirements of hospitals and health care environments. People receiving medical care are uniquely vulnerable to a range of security threats that require tailored physical security requirements but hospitals also increasingly confront new threats like that of ransomware.
Iris recognition technology offers one of the most effective ways to prevent medical identity theft and false claims In 2013, according to the FBI, insurance fraud totaled $80 billion. These costs are borne by insurers, but the companies typically pass them on to providers, who, in turn, may pass them on to patients. At the…Keep Reading »
PoE gives smaller facilities more access control options Physical electronic security for non-enterprise applications is now as simple as tapping into the nearest Ethernet connection to power and control doors via web browser and low-voltage access and egress devices. There are a variety of cost-effective, code-compliant, low-power solutions for electronic access control of door openings…Keep Reading »
Game poses challenges for hospitals, says Security Industry Association SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) Health Care Security Interest Group has concerns about the potential negative impact that Pokémon GO could have on hospital security. Pokémon GO was released in the United States by Niantic on July 6 for iOS and Android…Keep Reading »
Interest group to provide resources that will enhance security in healthcare environments Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) is proud to announce that it has launched the SIA Health Care Security Interest Group to help address challenges related to security issues in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The group includes representatives of…Keep Reading »
Ron Hawkins, SIA Director of Industry Relations, among appointees to IAHSS Foundation Board. Silver Spring, Md. — The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IAHSS Foundation) established in 1981 as an extension of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) to foster and promote educational and scientific research and develop a…Keep Reading »
Comments submitted to Senate Finance Committee SILVER SPRING, MD. Biometric technology could provide a highly effective way to reduce fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the Security Industry Association (SIA) advised the Senate Finance Committee on Friday. The committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid, on May 2 released an open letter in which it…Keep Reading »