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Preliminary Data Released from "2018 Key Benchmarks in Healthcare Security", conducted by Tarsus Direct

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Preliminary Data Released from "2018 Key Benchmarks in Healthcare Security", conducted by Tarsus Direct

Twice as many hospitals experienced physical violence incidents as compared to hacking and cyberattacks, according to preliminary data from a research study among top security directors at healthcare facilities.

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BOSTON, August 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- More than twice as many hospitals have experienced physical violence incidents as compared to hacking and cyberattacks, according to a research study among top security directors at healthcare facilities.

Preliminary data just released from research report, "Key Benchmarks in Healthcare Security", shows 47% of survey respondents reported an increase over last year in physical violence while only 21% cited an increase in external hacking attacks.

This and many other news-making data will be unveiled in the report, set to be released at the Security in Healthcare Summit in Boston, October 24-25.

"Another extremely important piece of data—almost a quarter of healthcare security directors at hospitals believe their facilities are not prepared for Shooter incidents. That is a very worrisome finding," says RD Whitney, CEO of Tarsus Direct, the firm that is launching the report and the healthcare summit.

Many security directors are reporting an increase in attacks inside healthcare facilities. "One thing that has been on the increase in our system is the level of violence and assaults in the workplace," explained a hospital director who oversees security at more than a half-dozen hospitals and 100 clinics and rehabilitation centers.

Necessary Protective Equipment May Be Lacking

According to the report, despite the uptick in violence, many hospitals do not have adequate protective equipment and systems. For example, the report reveals that only 7% of hospitals overall reported using walk-through metal detection equipment in the emergency department.

The new report, "Key Benchmarks in Healthcare Security" will feature chapters devoted to: workplace violence prevention; security incidents trends and risk perception; protection technology and security measures; security department funding and product purchasing: cybersecurity, and more.

For more information on the Key Benchmarks in Healthcare Security Report and the Security in Healthcare Summit, please contact Alyson Kaye of Tarsus Direct at akaye@tarsusdirect.com.

 

SOURCE Tarsus Direct

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