Why Hospital Security is Important

Staff In Busy Lobby Area Of Modern Hospital

You’ve probably heard stories where someone put on a lab coat and snuck into a hospital, pretending they were a doctor, going where they didn’t belong… in our world of violence and deception, it’s important for hospitals to have adequate security measures in place.

Some of the most vulnerable people are lying in beds in hospitals and should have the comfort of knowing there are physical security barriers in place within and around the hospital perimeters making sure things are safe. Friends and family members visiting those in hospitals also like to know there’s security “just in case” they need them for any reason.

To keep staff, patients, and visitors safe, hospitals use a range of security measures, including the use of CCTV cameras, duress alarms for staff members, and electronic access control systems for doorways. Some hospitals also employ security staff.

Another major security issue is the understanding that patient healthcare information is crucial. Health care facilities and hospitals not only have to secure patients physically but adhere to HIPAA regulations to secure their information. What does this entail?

All hospital staff, including your administration and medical care team, must take reasonable precautions to protect your personal health information from:

  • unauthorized access
  • improper use
  • disclosure
  • unlawful destruction
  • accidental loss.

The installation of physical access control with adequate round the clock monitoring of sensitive areas will prevent the entry of unwanted persons, detection of threats and the quick mitigation of such and the protection of lives and personal patient information.

The Millennium suite of access control solutions provide hospitals with the ability to protect doorways, prevent unauthorized access to patient rooms, hallways and rooms with sensitive equipment and patient information. Access control also gives the security management the ability to mitigate imminent threats with facility-wide lockdown and the flexibility allows for remote management for a reduced cost of ownership.

Choose Millennium Group Inc. to provide you with the best Access Control System for your organization.

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