Emerging Threats Community of Practice

  • Brand Damage from Outside, Inside, and or Mixed Outside-Inside Threats including cyberterrorism.
  • Workplace Violence including physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional harassment, bullying or harm to caregivers, staff, students, or patients.
  • Active Shooter, Violent Intruder, and Deadly Force Incidentsincluding events causing physical harm to staff, caregivers, students, or patients.
  • Domestic Terrorism such as organized attacks using chemical, biologic, radiologic, nuclear, and explosive weapons. Also weaponization of transportation & vehicles (CBRNET)
  • Violent Acts Against Leadership where administrative, clinical, or governance leaders are specifically targeted by insiders or outsiders.
  • Intentional Harm of Patients by caregivers who commit harmful acts against patients with or without enablers who do not report such harm.
  • Unintentional Patient Harm through errors of omission from systems failures identified by mortality reviews such as diagnostic errors.
  • Failure to Rescue in pre-hospital, hospital, and post-hospital continuity of care.
  • Hospital Optimization & Flow with overcrowding & boarding/transfer issues.
  • Readiness for Epidemics including preparedness for testing and volume surges.
  • Sexual Misconduct including sexual harassment, abuse of power, and or harm to caregivers, staff, students, or patients.
  • Racial and or Sexual Discrimination against those we serve including patients and their families and or those who serve in the organization.
  • Cybersecurity Patient Records Issues including breach, theft, and contamination of medical records leading to patient and caregiver harm.
  • Cybersecurity Operation Issues including breach, theft, and contamination of operational records, invasion of data systems, and ransom crimes.
  • Theft of Intellectual Property by insiders, outsiders, or nation-states.
  • Sabotage of service, information systems, clinical care, and property.
  • Nation State Influence through academic espionage, financial conflicts of interest, or other means.
  • Drug Diversion by staff including caregivers and pharmacists who divert medications for themselves or others.
  • Conflict of Interest of staff including physicians, researchers, and administrators including disclosed and undisclosed financial relationships.
  • Conflict of Interest of Governance including undisclosed financial relationships and disclosed financial relationships.
  • Academic Fraud including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or dishonest grant documentation including applications and reports.
  • Defamation or Unfair Press by investigative reporting or false whistleblowers.
  • Burn-out of caregivers, leadership, and staff.
  • Critical Drug and Supply Shortages such as I.V. fluids, medications, and key supplies.
  • Regulatory Compliance Issues including new risk for non-compliance.


Emerging Threats Community of Practice
Brand Damage?
Workplace Violence?
Active Shooter, Violent Intruder, and Deadly Force Incidents?
Domestic Terrorism?
Violent Acts Against Leadership?
Violent Acts Against Leadership?
Unintentional Patient Harm?
Failure to Rescue?
Hospital Optimization & Flow?
Readiness for Epidemics?
Sexual Misconduct?
Racial and or Sexual Discrimination?
Cybersecurity Patient Records Issues?
Cybersecurity Operation Issues?
Theft of Intellectual Property?
Nation State Influence?
Drug Diversion?
Conflict of Interest?
Conflict of Interest of Governance?
Academic Fraud?
Defamation or Unfair Press?
Critical Drug and Supply Shortages?
Regulatory Compliance Issues?
Healthcare Disparity?
Intentional Professional Harm?