Hospitals and healthcare systems present many challenges that require proven, integrated solutions. The healthcare industry is one of the most highly regulated of all industries.
The Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA, and HIPAA are just a few regulatory agencies in the United States. In most cases it is nearly impossible to meet these regulatory requirements' without a comprehensive security plan and appropriate technology.
Often it is not just one building; health systems and hospitals can have multiple sites and may involve multiple facilities spread out over a large geographical area or region. Patient, visitor, and staff safety and security is always a major concern. Managing access to the facility with no inconvenience or disruption can be difficult.
Common issues include equipment theft, managing restricted access and false accident claims to name but three, all of which are preventable with an integrated solution from Tyco Security Products.
Using access control software from Tyco Security Products can help a hospital establish defined security areas/zones. Using the badging software, the hospital can issue badges to all of its employees, medical staff, contractors and even vendors. Properly issued access cards can provide access to appropriate facilities, buildings, or areas from the one access card based on the level of access that was granted. For example, an attending physician can have access to the building and the operating room suites but not to the pharmacy. This ensures that sensitive areas like pharmacies, central supply, and research clinics are only accessible to authorized personnel. Strong audit and search functions coupled with integrated video can reduce incidents, risk, and provide a level of security your visitors and staff expect.
An integrated Access Control security system can be an invaluable tool in the investigation process. With the introduction of dome cameras and corresponding recorded footage obtainable through the video management system, all incidents of claims can be supported with footage that is automatically backed up for future reference.
In the healthcare industry it is essential to balance patient accessibility with patient security. With an integrated solution from Tyco Security Products we can provide a proven application for your unique healthcare requirements.
Tyco Security Products recognizes that healthcare security is unique in a number of ways and requires industry expertise to properly meet the ever changing regulations and requirements' that are specific to healthcare security. Our in house industry expert started a healthcare advisory council which is made up of industry leaders in healthcare security. These healthcare experts help us to better understand the changing needs and requirements and build a product roadmap that will meet the healthcare security needs now and in the future.