Convergint delivers innovative and compliant clinical and operational strategies that improve efficiency and ensure security for healthcare organizations
Convergint, a global leader in service-based systems integration, today announced that as a result of an increased customer demand across the industry, the number of colleagues serving its healthcare vertical business has grown 175% year-over-year from 2022 to 2023. Convergint has also seen a 15% year-over-year growth in its customer base, as the systems integrator helps tech leaders, from IT directors to CIOs, address critical challenges across the healthcare industry, including physical security, workflow efficiencies, and the protection of sensitive information.
“The healthcare industry has been facing multiple headwinds, including clinical workflow challenges, staffing shortages, increased workplace violence, and a rise in complex data breaches. Convergint is proud to help healthcare facilities address these challenges and concerns head on, powering innovation while reducing business cost,” said Chris Lutz, Vice President, Healthcare Vertical, Convergint. “Now more than ever, there is a need for our healthcare customers to leverage emerging technology to maintain and improve efficiency while keeping patients and employees safe, and we’re proud to deliver the highest-quality systems and service to the industry.”
To meet the growing need for workflow efficiencies and security in healthcare facilities–including hospitals and long-term care, life sciences, health insurance, and a recent expansion into the cannabis market–Convergint and its partners address three key customer challenges to keep staff, patients, and visitors safe:
- Workplace Violence: Healthcare facilities are now among the most dangerous places to work in the U.S. due to workplace violence, and proactively identifying security risks is a top priority. Physical and electronic security posture improvements, from access control solutions and intrusion alarms to wearable duress buttons for staff, can help prevent instances of workplace violence.
- Data Protection and Patient Privacy: The healthcare sector is frequently targeted by hackers due to its data-rich environments. Cyber hygiene maintenance of operational technologies, including hardening IoT devices, password rotation, and routine software updates, helps proactively prevent these breaches that, on average, cost facilities $11M.
- Operational and Clinical Efficiency: Staffing shortages over the past few years are impacting the healthcare industry, as The World Health Organization estimates a shortfall of 15 million healthcare workers around the world by 2030. Technology advancements, including computer vision, data analytics, and AI, help to alleviate this pressure and drive efficiency.
Convergint implements and integrates leading, innovative technology to help customers minimize security risks and liability, automate processes, optimize workflows for clinical and operational efficiency, and streamline patient care. As a result, the healthcare facilities Convergint works with are experiencing an increase in return on investment through improved revenue and patient satisfaction scores, reducing liability costs through risk mitigation, and by creating a more efficient use of facility occupancy rates.
With approximately 900 colleagues around the world dedicated to the healthcare industry, Convergint offers a wide range of services and solutions, including patient care management, virtual care support, location intelligence and situational awareness, fire alarm and life safety, cybersecurity, and more.
The growth of Convergint’s healthcare business comes on the heels of the systems integrator’s financial sector reaching a key milestone as financial institutions invest in branch automation, safety, and security. For more information about Convergint’s services for the healthcare industry, visit: www.convergint.com/vertical-markets/healthcare.
Convergint is a $2.3 billion global, industry-leading systems integrator that designs, installs, and services electronic security, cybersecurity, fire and life safety, building automation, and audio-visual systems. Listed as the #1 systems integrator in SDM Magazine’s Top Systems Integrators Report for the past 6 years, Convergint leads with over 9,000 colleagues and more than 200 locations worldwide. To learn more about Convergint, visit www.convergint.com.