The industrial revolution in characterized by amalgamation of technologies that is fading the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The application of current technologies within healthcare sector has the potential to transform the way care is delivered improving the patient experience.
Comprehensive medical units and hospitals demand year around security. Hospital security systems are often the most intricate that requires physical concerns, such as intrusion detection and access control, as well as concern of digital information and IP security. Ideal hospital security system is a must to protect their patients and assets. It is important for the hospital to ensure a safe environment for all patients and staff members. While physical safety is always a primary concern, protecting tangible equipment and supplies as well as intellectual property and electronic data.
An affective measure must be taken by the hospital towards saving energy and generate reliable power for life-saving equipment and boosting patients’ wellbeing. The hospitals must modernize the power control network to offer necessary flexibility to power consumption, enabling an uninterrupted flow of energy at all time. An intelligent control system has to be installed to ensure that the critical areas such as operation theaters and intensive care have a reliable power supply, with any faults quickly identified and necessary action taken to rectify without interrupting patient care even in the event of a local power cut.
Healthcare centers contain high value facilities and equipment, volatile situation involving the safety of people, a diverse array of space, building and departments which contains a variety of people – staff, patients and visitors. A proper security system has to be installed to keep an eye on drug and prescription theft and to secure the surgeries. All the electronic and power systems must be incorporated within the hospital design to ensure that the building performance is optimized.
The security of the hospital premises can be significantly increased by installing automated number plate recognition system (ANPR). The installation of ANPR increases the security by differentiating between the hospital staff vehicle and the visitor’s vehicle and restricting the unauthorized vehicles. Another way to ensure the security system of the hospital is by implementing the biometric system and the use of intercom or two way pager to communicate with the staff in emergency.
The effective way of managing the hospital security operations can be achieved by installing integrated security platform. It utilizes the web browser interface with a built in early monitoring system that monitor operations non-stop like identify suspect stories and notifies the management with precise information to response. It generates intelligent and informed timely alerts for the administrators on computer and mobile devices. This system enables quicker response time and guided response system in emergency situations making life easier for security and the administrators, secure to patients and employees and productive for the hospital.
The integrated security platform enrolls all employees and the visitors on common data base using their identity proof and then links to the patient information system with a workflow based automated system. Emails, messages and notifications must be enabled on a centralized command and control center.
Hospital houses a tremendous amount of personal data, including financial data, social security numbers and health information of millions of patients. The use of web browser increases the possible chances of getting vulnerable to a cyber-attack. The healthcare system must protect itself from becoming the victim of a cyber-attack.