Severe weather, cyberattacks top list of hospital safety concerns

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Severe weather and cyberattacks are the two most pressing safety concerns among hospital leaders, according to a survey from communications software provider Rave Mobile Safety.

Rave Mobile Safety surveyed more than 300 respondents leading compliance, emergency management, facilities and security, among other divisions, at hospitals across the U.S. for its poll on safety concerns and emergency preparedness.

Here are the top two safety concerns most commonly ranked by seven hospital divisions:

Compliance:

  1. Cyberattack, weather event (tie)

Emergency management and preparedness:

  1. Active shooter
  2. Weather event

Environmental, health and safety:

  1. Weather event
  2. Workplace violence

Facilities:

  1. System outage, weather event (tie)

IT:

  1. Cyberattack
  2. Weather event

Operations:

  1. Cyberattack
  2. Weather event

Security:

  1. Workplace violence
  2. Active shooter

To download Rave Mobile Safety's survey, click here.

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