San Diego, CA
UC San Diego Health System
Security Assessment for Healthcare Code Compliance
UC San Diego Health is one of five academic medical centers within the 10-campus University of California system. Collectively known as UC Health, these medical centers comprise the fourth largest health care delivery system in California and train nearly 50 percent of the state’s medical students and medical residents. UCSDHS is currently ranked the #1 health system in San Diego and holds top national rankings in 12 of 16 adult medical and surgical specialties.
The California Health & Safety Code calls for healthcare organizations to conduct an annual assessment of their Security Management Plan. The University of California, San Diego Health System has recognized the critical importance of their Security Services Program as a contributor to the System’s success.
Exante360 produced an annual security risk assessment report for UCSDHS that encompassed both their San Diego and the La Jolla campuses. The report complied with the requirements of Sections 1257.7 and 1257.8 of the California Health & Safety Code, as well as similar security related requirements set forth by the Joint Commission as documented in UCSDMC’s Security Management Plan.
The assessment included compliance evaluation and comprehensiveness of UCSD’s Security Department, Procedures, Security Department Orientation & Training, the Hospital’s Security Management Plans, relevant training provided to all UCSDMC staff, relevant training provided to staff in Security Sensitive Areas, (ED, Urgent Care, & Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, Nuclear Medicine, R&D, and cash handling areas), Medical Center Emergency Policies & Code Procedures, Annual Security Assessment, and relevant EOCC documentation.