September 11, 2023
Providers | Tea Leaves
  • Health care workers are increasingly being assaulted or shot on the job, making hospitals and clinics among the most dangerous workplaces in America. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, hospitals are strengthening efforts to identify security risks, training staff on violence prevention, and calling in counselors to de-escalate tense situations. Fierce Healthcare reported that they are also beginning to invest in AI technology to help detect guns entering buildings. But arming hospital security guards, such as with handguns or tasers, has been controversial, sparking debate about whether that actually makes patients less safe. (Articles here and here)