Chapter 1. The Healthcare Environment
The only constant in today’s healthcare environment is the dynamic challenges continuously facing healthcare administrators and those charged to protect the industry. Today’s healthcare environment poses daily tests for security administrators charged with protecting these critical infrastructures. The delivery of healthcare changes rapidly and is vastly different from what it was just a few years ago. Hospitals are no longer an isolated group of free-standing buildings. They are critical infrastructures forming complex medical centers serving diverse patient populations with visitors traveling great distances to seek care and receive specialized medical treatment. It is not uncommon for medical centers and ...

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