Having a safe environment is essential, not just for your patients but also for your staff. Being able to properly identify everyone in your facility builds trust and lets everyone focus on the task at hand, providing better healthcare services to your customers.
To continue where we left off last week after Step 3…
Public arenas everywhere have cracked down on security, so why is healthcare so far behind this prominent trend? As a public institution, hospitals usher in dozens or hundreds of visitors every day, which include people from every walk of life who may be in distress as they cope with a loved one’s medical emergency. According to the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Foundation’s 2017 Healthcare Crime Survey, the overall violent crime rate in US hospitals has increased in 2016, compared to the previous year. Results showed additionally, that workplace violence, which accounts for visitor-on-staff, or patient-on-staff, made up 85% of all aggravated assaults, and 91% of all assaults. So why aren’t nurses required to have the same public security training as flight attendants when crime in healthcare has risen so dramatically in recent years? Continue reading
Basic database management steps such as standardization, maintenance and integration can help you avoid huge headaches down the road.
There are a number of relatively simple database management steps that can be leveraged to mitigate the threats posed by not only malicious insiders, but also others who would seek to inflict physical or financial harm on an organization, its employees or stakeholders. Continue reading
Re-posted with permission from BadgePass and edited
We have spent years working with customers all over the country to create unique, high quality photo ID badges for their organizations. Sure, it is awesome to have an ID badge for identification purposes. And many of those facilities use their badges for just visual identification. We all know that wearing a visual form of ID in any organization helps to increase security and awareness about who belongs in the building and who does not.
However, recently, many of our customers have been coming to us asking, “What’s Next?” They already have issued Photo ID badges to everyone in their organization. Now it is time to think about other applications they may want to use those cards for. Are you in a similar situation? Here are some things you may want to consider for your own system growth. Continue reading
These best practices will help to ensure your emergency notification messages will reach the right people at the right time.
Implementing emergency notification systems and processes that will quickly alert everyone on a college campus about an emergency is no easy feat. Furthermore, institutions of higher education that don’t promptly and appropriately send out emergency alerts run the risk of violating the Clery Act.
Fortunately, there are some best practices that a university can adopt to optimize its program, whether the campus is augmenting its current mass notification program or starting from scratch. Continue reading