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Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition by Tony W York, Don MacAlister

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Chapter 22

Areas of Special Concern

Abstract

There are various operating functions and services at all medical centers that require the specific attention of security. This chapter focuses discussion with the understanding that there are many special security concerns present at the main care facility that do not ascend to the level of a defined security sensitive area. Patient privacy, protected health information, medical identity theft, data security and the inadvertent loss of data, medical device security, along with the physical security systems and processes to harden the IT network and infrastructure are covered. This chapter discusses the security review and support needed for many ancillary services and clinical departments within the ...

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