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Today, the security needs of healthcare facilities are evolving and expansive. It’s no longer just about protecting the physical security needs of patients, but their information security needs as well.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires facilities to adhere to strict compliance standards, and the security technology onsite needs to be aligned with those compliance goals. We carry the following systems that are conducive to healthcare security for a new era.
Access Control for Patient Privacy
In a healthcare context, access control systems are designed to bar entry to those unauthorized to be in spaces such as:
- Patient treatment areas.
- Care team meeting areas.
- Provider offices.
Healthcare administrators have a responsibility to protect these and other privacy-sensitive spaces with electronic access control. There’s no better way to restrict traffic and keep out unauthorized individuals.
Video Surveillance with Video Analytics
The right video surveillance system will integrate with the access control to check against the reports of access being granted and denied. With this, administrators can verify the identity of anyone who is denied entry and determine what action should be taken against those individuals.
There are other valuable insights that a system with intelligent video analytics can provide as well, such as the number of people in a room and whether any lines have been crossed. When video analytics determine an event, an alert can go to the administrator. From there, it’s easy to check the cloud-based recording of the event for any suspicious activity and proceed as necessary according to the facility’s security policy.
Intrusion Detection for Long-Term Care
Intrusion detection has been the foundation of electronic security since day one. In the new era of healthcare, intrusion detection does more than sound an alarm when a barrier is forcibly crossed; it also alerts the authorized administrator and the monitoring center. It’s the administrator’s decision as to whether law enforcement intervenes.
This is the ideal setup for assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, where vulnerable patients are living full time.
At Beyond Tech Solutions, we have electronic security solutions for the new era of healthcare. To discuss how we can help you protect patient security, contact us today.
Founded in 2010, Beyond Tech Solutions provides security solutions, communications and surveillance industry in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Fresno, California.