In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the preservation of security is an increasingly important concern, not only for the protection of sensitive patient data but also for the safety and well-being of healthcare professionals and patients alike. In recent years, the healthcare industry has faced a myriad of threats that demand innovative and robust solutions to safeguard the interests of both patients and healthcare staff.
Convergint has partnered with HID to bolster safety in healthcare settings. Combining Convergint’s security expertise with HID’s access control solutions, this collaboration aims to enhance security for patients and staff by implementing advanced technology and tailored access controls in healthcare facilities, ensuring a secure environment for all.
Securing healthcare spaces and assets
To realize a modernized security infrastructure, healthcare organizations can benefit from a number of key technology enhancements including multi-technology readers, smart cards, mobile-based credentials, visitor management systems, and real-time location services.
Multi-Technology and Mobile-Enabled Readers
Multi-tech readers support the widest range of credential technologies, including mobile access via native Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC). Mobile access-enabled readers may be especially appealing in a hospital setting, where security is looking for ways to streamline access and minimize cross-contamination on shared surfaces.
Smart Cards and Mobile Credentials
With smartphones and wearables virtually ubiquitous, healthcare organizations can leverage these devices as a means to more conveniently and efficiently deploy credentials as security administrators can provision and revoke credentials over-the-air without having to engage in face-to-face interactions. Additionally, mobile credentials can ease budgets and reduce card waste.
Visitor Management Systems
Hospitals keep strict vigilance over visitor access, for security reasons and for patient privacy. An enterprise-class visitor management solution in conjunction with access control systems can help enhance visitor experience and increase site-wide security while managing crucial visitor details. Users self-register in the lobby and hosts are notified when they arrive. Driver’s license scanners, barcode scanners, cameras, and printers all support the check-in processes.