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. There are just a few regulatory agencies in Australia. 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, property damage, managing restricted access and false accident claims just to name a few. All of these are preventable with an integrated solution that addresses people and process flow within these environments.
Restrict the Access
Using access control software 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 authorised 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 cameras and corresponding recorded footage obtainable through a 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 delivered by PMT we can provide a proven application for your unique healthcare requirements.
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