While the aging population rises with the declining birth rate, healthcare has become a crucial issue all over the world. Security in and around the healthcare institution is always a major concern due to the open nature of these places and the sensitivity of hospital operations. To protect the staff, patients, visitors, as well as the assets in many areas in the hospital, the security requirements are much more stringent than those in regular surveillance applications. Being a professional solution provider in vertical application, Surveon offers complete healthcare solutions, including high-resolution cameras, enterprise hardware RAID NVR, as well as enterprise VMS with real-time video analytics (VA) to detect forbidden area access like patient rooms, protecting the patients and staff from potential risks.
2014 marked the year of the largest outbreak of Ebola– one of the deadliest diseases mankind has faced. When the World Health Organization categorized the epidemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern last August, hospitals across the United States acted quickly to increase safety measures. One hospital in New York was fast-tracked to set up a temporary Ebola ward, in case an Ebola patient who arrived at JFK Airport needed to be rushed over to their center.
In several hospitals and other healthcare sectors, surveillance has become a dependable tool for security development.
This is along with the cost control abilities it provides. Hospital surveillance cameras may work to protect the patients and hospital employees from security breaks, and offer useful visual evidence, which could be utilized for boosting productivity and for preventing dishonest claims.
Xentry Systems Integration, a systems integrator focused on delivering best-in-class security solutions and healthcare technologies, today announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Ascom (US) Inc. to streamline delivery of the company’s mission critical healthcare communications solutions to Xentry customers.
Elpas, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), has introduced a new version of its Infant Protection Bracelet, part of its Infant Protection Solution. The Infant Protection Solution consists of a small, baby-friendly Active RFID Tag, and the Elpas Charm that, when used as part of the Infant Protection Bracelet, enables wireless deterrence of infant abduction and mother-baby mismatch in maternity, obstetrics, neonatal, and pediatric departments from the time of birth/admittance until discharge.
This fall, Columbus Community Hospital will be introducing a biometric patient identification system developed by PatientSecure. The palm vein recognition solution will ensure correct medical records are used for each patient and speed up the registration process, according to a report by ColumbusTelegram.com. Using palm vein recognition to identify patients, the PatientSecure scanner’s infrared light […]
Hospital security teams could start wearing body-worn video cameras on uniforms to record violent and threatening incidents. It follows a successful two-week trial of a body-worn camera by security workers at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. It is hoped the scheme could be rolled out across Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust […]
Tyco Security is on an aggressive mode to tap the Indian healthcare space to provide advanced Elpas Location Based Tracking solutions to trace not just people but medical assets. Elpas is a brand of Tyco Security Products known for location-based tracking and intrusion solutions in the security industry. In fact Tyco’s portfolio is one of […]
February 22, 2014 — Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 CareVia ( http://www.CareVia.com ), the premier provider of remote patient monitoring and communications, and the Intelligent Hospital, a subsidiary of the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, today announced that CareVia will be the official video safety and biometric patient monitoring platform for the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 23-26, 2014. As the healthcare landscape shifts to value-based care, the importance of making patient biometric data available in real-time has become increasingly important to the success of clinical and wellness organizations. A simple solution to a complex problem, CareVia automates key elements of remote population monitoring, management and communication, allowing for a real-time bi-directional flow of data, insights and communications. An end-to-end software solution, CareVia provides a secure means to acquire, transmit, store and access biometric patient information remotely at the hospital, in the home or on the go. As part of its service suite, CareVia also provides integrated HIPAA-compliant video conferencing and safety surveillance. With over 7,000 visitors last year, the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion is one of the most popular attractions at HIMSS, and will provide exciting demonstrations and use cases of health information technology from multiple collaborating vendors. At the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, CareVia will be showcasing its remote monitoring and video safety platform. The operating rooms, intensive care unit, patient recovery rooms, cardiovascular center and home will be wired with CareVias monitoring technology. The video footage will be streamed in real-time […]
Neil Webb HANOVER, N.H. — DESPITE the intensely personal moments that happen in hospitals, patient privacy can be elusive. Hospitals are multimillion-dollar corporations that look like shopping malls and function like factories. Doctors knock on exam room doors to signal they are about to enter — not to ask permission. The curtain that encircles the hospital bed always lets in a crack of light. Yet we do expect some degree of privacy in hospitals. We trust doctors with our secrets in part because they take a 2,000-year-old Hippocratic oath to respect our privacy, an oath enforced by laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act . But sometimes, doctors have to weigh patients’ privacy against their health and safety, and that’s when things get complicated. The use of video monitoring — covert or disclosed, of patients or providers — has proliferated as high-quality, inexpensive technology has become increasingly accessible. The possibilities range from watching elderly patients at risk of falling in their rooms to recording doctors and nurses at sinks to make sure they’re washing their hands. My hospital, where I am chairman of the bioethics committee, recently wrestled with the question of where patient and family privacy ends. Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (N.I.C.U.) worried that a premature infant, whom I’ll call Rickie to protect his identity, was being harmed by his parents. Rickie had been released a week earlier from our hospital to a penniless couple in their early 20s whom Child Protection Services […]