3 Major Changes Within Hospital Security Protocols

Hospital Security

We’ve seen some major changes in hospital security these past few years. In what ways does it look different?

When you go to a hospital, there are a few expectations. The first is obvious: that you will receive high-quality care in a timely manner. You’re also going to have the expectation of safety while receiving medical services. This includes physical safety but it also encompasses keeping your sensitive medical information protected as well. Designing a hospital with security in mind is always a high priority, but in the past few years, there have been a few major changes to how hospital security protocols are handled which are worth exploring as possibilities.

1. Controlling Access

Being able to control who is able to physically enter certain areas of a hospital or other medical services building is critical. You don’t want someone with the wrong intentions wandering into an emergency room which is precisely why access control systems have become essential elements of hospital security designs. In a hospital setting, most often we see video badging technology where employees wear lanyards that include all of their identifying info and a photo, granting them access when they approach a secure door. Not only does this allow for tighter security protocols, but it also gives patients and visitors a quick way to identify the staff members they’re working with.

2. Defining Boundaries

Making it clear to visitors, patients, and employees as to what areas are for what is important. Something as simple as proper signage can help reduce the possibility of someone ending up where they shouldn’t be. When restricted areas are properly labeled, there aren’t any excuses as to why someone accidentally got there. Video monitoring can also help define these boundaries, as it allows staff to better regulate who is able to enter what areas and pay close attention in the event that anything goes wrong.

3. Notification Systems

Facility-wide emergency notification systems allow people to react quickly. An effective system can turn everything including phones, tablets, and computers into emergency panic buttons and spread the notification out immediately. Beyond that, modern notification systems can even allow for greater specification of what an incident is, which can let staff know about a localized issue that may only be pertinent to a few staff members.

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