Webinar: Confronting Critical Communication and Safety Gaps in Healthcare
Oct26

Webinar: Confronting Critical Communication and Safety Gaps in Healthcare

Earlier this year, HIPAA Journal readers were invited to take part in the 2020 Healthcare Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends Survey conducted by Rave Mobile Safety. On November 12, 2020, Rave Mobile Safety will be hosting a webinar in which the findings of the survey will be revealed. The survey was conducted on 295 healthcare professionals and explored the top critical communication and safety challenges healthcare providers are facing today. This year, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2 – has had a major impact on healthcare providers and continues create challenges for hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices. Healthcare providers have been forced to adopt new protocols to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff, but the survey showed that there were many communication and safety challenges in healthcare even before the pandemic, and those challenges could be affecting the emergency response. During the webinar Rave Mobile Safety will discuss the key findings from the survey and will explore the new protocols that now need to be adopted by healthcare...

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Rave Mobile Safety Virtual Summit 2020: Oct 19-21 – Registration Closes Today
Oct16

Rave Mobile Safety Virtual Summit 2020: Oct 19-21 – Registration Closes Today

The Rave 2020 Summit will be taking place October 19-21, 2020 and will feature exciting keynote speeches, product training and best practice sessions, networking opportunities, and much more. Rave Mobile Safety has taken the decision to go virtual for the Rave 2020 Summit this fall to help ensure the safety of attendees, exhibitors, and staff . While the Summit is virtual this year for the very first time, it will still deliver all the elements of a live event, albeit in an online environment. The Rave 2020 Summit kicks off on Monday October 19, 2020 for VIP ticket holders. The first day consists of product training sessions for Rave Alert Admins and covers best practices and tips, Rave Panic Button management, and Rave Alert basic training. The second and third days of the event consist of keynote presentations, best practice sessions, roundtable and panel discussions, and other educational sessions. Tuesday October 20, 2020 is open to all attendees, with Wednesday October 21, 2020 open only to Rave customers. Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity for...

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Survey Reveals State of Workplace Safety and Preparedness in Healthcare
May11

Survey Reveals State of Workplace Safety and Preparedness in Healthcare

Earlier this year we invited HIPAA Journal readers to take part in the Rave Mobile Safety annual survey of workplace safety and preparedness. The company has now released the findings of the survey which reveal the level of preparedness for emergencies in healthcare and other industries across the United States. It should be noted that the survey took place before the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared, which will naturally have triggered a shift in priorities at many organizations. Safety in the Workplace in 2020 The need for effective communication in emergencies has been highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, but the survey shows there are other pressing reasons for improving safety and communication in the workplace.  In 2019, when the survey was last conducted, 26 respondents reported cases of violence in the workplace. This year the number of individuals who have experienced violence in the workplace has doubled. The survey showed employees are becoming more safety conscious. 58% of respondents said they would report a safety concern in the workplace regardless...

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2020 Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends in Healthcare Survey
Feb24

2020 Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends in Healthcare Survey

Every year, Rave Mobile Safety conducts a nationwide survey to identify healthcare security trends and assess the state of emergency preparedness and security trends in the healthcare industry. For the 2020 Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends in Healthcare report, Rave Mobile Security is seeking insights from leaders in the healthcare industry on the efforts they have made to prepare for emergency situations. Many HIPAA Journal readers participated in last year’s survey and have provided information on the steps they have taken to improve safety in the workplace in emergency situations. That information has been used to get an overview of emergency preparedness in the United States. The 2020 survey is now being conducted and HIPAA Journal readers have been requested to take part in the study. If you so wish, you can participate completely anonymously. You can participate in the survey by clicking the following link: Click here for the Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends in Healthcare Survey. If you provide your email address, you’ll receive the anonymized survey...

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FINAL CALL to Take Part in Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends in Healthcare Survey
Aug19

FINAL CALL to Take Part in Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends in Healthcare Survey

Each year, Rave Mobile Safety conducts a survey to identify healthcare security trends and determine the state of emergency preparedness in the healthcare industry. For the 2020 Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends in Healthcare report, insight is being sought from leaders in the healthcare community. Many HIPAA Journal readers have already participated in last year’s survey and have provided information on the measures that have been deployed to improve safety in emergency situations. Their answers will be used to gain an overview of emergency preparedness throughout the United States. If you have not already participated, you are invited to share your feedback in this anonymous survey (click here). This is an opportunity for you to find out how your healthcare industry colleagues nationwide communicate in emergency preparedness and security matters and where they expect to take these practices next. You can participate completely anonymously. After you complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter into a raffle for a $200 gift card from the survey sponsor. If...

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Repurposing a Text Alert System for Business as a HIPAA Compliance Helpline
Aug12

Repurposing a Text Alert System for Business as a HIPAA Compliance Helpline

Due to a text alert system for business lacking the mechanisms for HIPAA compliance, the concept of using a system as a HIPAA compliance helpline may seem a little out of the box. However, there are good reasons for suggesting this secondary use of a text alert system, which can also have benefits in training personnel to become more HIPAA compliant. In a medical environment, a text alert system for business is one of the most effective ways of alerting large numbers of personnel simultaneously to an emergency event. During the emergency event, the text alert system can also be used to coordinate emergency response and check on the wellbeing of personnel, and used for business continuity when other channels of communication are inoperative. A text alert system for business is typically fast and reliable, and – because text messages sent through the system are recorded for review – the messages are accountable. This makes the system an ideal tool for internal communications during non-emergency events; and one potential non-emergency use of a text alert system for...

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Preparing Emergency Text Notification for Business in a HIPAA Compliant Age
Aug07

Preparing Emergency Text Notification for Business in a HIPAA Compliant Age

Businesses subject to HIPAA regulations have to take care when using emergency text notification systems to ensure Protected Health Information (PHI) is not disclosed without authorization. HIPAA compliance policies can be difficult to enforce during an emergency, but a little preparation can help mitigate the risk of a HIPAA breach. Emergency text notification systems for business are an effective way to alert personnel to an emergency incident in healthcare environments (such as fires, active shooter events, and severe weather), especially when they are integrated with other alert systems such as sirens, visual alarms, and digital signage. However, in a healthcare environment, medical personnel are subject to HIPAA regulations which prohibit the unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI). Under normal circumstances, it is difficult to think of many scenarios in which an emergency text notification for business would contain PHI. However, in a stressful emergency situation, the risk exists medical personnel might inadvertently disclose PHI while sending an...

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Are Emergency Notifications Systems for Business HIPAA-Compliant?
Aug01

Are Emergency Notifications Systems for Business HIPAA-Compliant?

In most circumstances, emergency notification systems for business would not be used to share Protected Health Information (PHI); but if there was an event that required the communication of PHI, are emergency notification systems for business HIPAA-compliant? Emergency notification systems for business are software platforms most commonly used to alert personnel to the risk of danger. Events in which such systems might be used include incoming hurricanes, chemical spills, active shooter events, and fires; and therefore it would be rare for Protected Health information (PHI) to be shared in the context of an emergency notification. Furthermore, outside of the healthcare and healthcare insurance industries, businesses can generally share employees´ personal details via emergency notification systems because they are not covered by HIPAA regulations. Exceptions exist (i.e. self-insured group health plans), but it is hard to conceive a scenario in which a self-insured employer would share PHI in an emergency notification. Emergency Notification Systems for Healthcare Organizations...

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Webinar: June 18, 2019: Addressing Mental Health for Improved Community Safety
Jun18

Webinar: June 18, 2019: Addressing Mental Health for Improved Community Safety

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, Rave Mobile Safety will be hosting a webinar that aims to improve understanding of mental health issues, the challenges community members face dealing with individuals with mental health disorders, and how to account for mental health in day to day operations. Many healthcare professionals, business owners, schools, and other community members are aware of the importance of being proactive and improving mental health awareness in the community but are unsure about the best approach to take. The webinar will provide the information you need to make more of a difference and will show how improved communication and greater collaboration with first responders, 9-1-1 call takers, school administrator and other teams in the community are essential for improving understanding of people in the community suffering from mental health issues. The event will be hosted by Rave Mobile Security MPA, ENP, Vice President of Customer Success, Noah Reiter, who will be joined by former Dallas Police Chief, David Brown. Police figures show around 10% of all police calls...

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Workplace Safety Survey Shows Communication Issues are Placing Employees at Risk
Mar14

Workplace Safety Survey Shows Communication Issues are Placing Employees at Risk

Framingham, MA-based Rave Mobile Safety has published the results of its annual workplace safety and preparedness survey. The report shows that while preparedness for emergency is better than in 2017, there is still considerable room for improvement, especially in healthcare and education. The survey was conducted on 540 full time employees in the United States across several industries. The aim of the survey was to identify trends in emergency planning, obtain the views of employees about workplace safety, and find out more about the efforts that have been made to ensure effective communication in the event of an emergency and alert employees at risk. The survey shows companies are increasingly developing plans for modern emergencies, such as active shooters, workplace violence, and cyberattacks and system outages. However, greater effort is required to ensure that emergency plans are communicated to employees. Some 20% of workers were unaware of emergency plans for cyberattacks and system outages and 18% of workers were unaware of the emergency plan for active shooters and...

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Webinar: Triaging Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Today
Oct25

Webinar: Triaging Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Today

In September, more than 200 healthcare professionals responded to a HIPAA Journal request to participate in an Emergency Preparedness and Security in Healthcare survey by Rave Mobile Security. The study identified the biggest safety concerns in healthcare, the most common types of emergencies experienced by healthcare providers over the past two years, and the methods used by healthcare providers to communicate with employees during those emergency situations. Rave Mobile Security Chief Operating Officer, Todd Miller, will be discussing the key findings of the survey in a free webinar – Triaging Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Today – taking place on Thursday October 25 (2pm-3pm ET). The expert panel will feature: Kevin McGinty, Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator, Middlesex Hospital Kevin has over 10 years of experience in healthcare safety, environment of care, security and emergency management. At Middlesex Hospital, Kevin handles all aspects of safety and emergency management and is actively involved with all-hazards planning. He chairs life safety, hazardous...

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Final Participation Request: Emergency Preparedness Survey
Sep17

Final Participation Request: Emergency Preparedness Survey

Do you want to help determine the state of emergency preparedness in healthcare? Over 100 HIPAA Journal readers have already participated in this survey and this is the last chance to contribute by completing this short anonymous survey on emergency preparedness and security communications trends. This is an opportunity for you to find out how your healthcare industry colleagues nationwide communicate in emergency preparedness and security matters and where they expect to take these practices next. After you complete the survey, you will have the chance to enter into a raffle for a $150 gift card from the survey sponsor (RaveMobileSafety). If you provide your email address, you’ll receive the published (anonymous) results before they are released. HIPAA Journal will eventually publish the results. Note: HIPAA Journal is not conducting this survey and HIPAA Journal does not receive any payment for promoting this survey.  If your organization is running a survey that is interesting to healthcare professionals, you can contact us with the...

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