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Six Common Misconceptions About Healthcare Security

A recent publication in the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management disclosed six common misconceptions about healthcare security. The writer is Ms Anjanette Hebert, who has over 30 years experience in the sector.

Ms Hebert reported the following:

1.  Hospital security isn't that important

2.  Security can be planned after a building is constructed

3.  Security is the same in any environment

4.  Any security officer will do

5.  Security officers should all be large and intimidating

6.  Technology solves all security issues

This interesting approach has been provided in the context of a US workplace.  It must be remembered, there are variations between approaches to security risk management and operational requirements between countries and certainly the above misconceptions appear not relevant to an Australian workplace.  A copy of the article is available through the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.