Here is a list of some of the key benefits that integrating this technology into health care centers can provide.
Safety and Security
Installing IP security cameras in health care settings allows security operators to monitor the areas of the health care provider for unauthorized access to restricted areas as well as unrestricted areas, resulting in decreased vandalism and theft of often expensive medical equipment and inventory. It provides an increased security and safety to patients and staff. It also allows operators to visually monitor the status of patients, providing possible early detection of potentially hazardous or emergency situations with patients. This would decrease potential liability of the health care facility as well as provide a better quality of care for patients.
It is easy for a patient observer to monitor several patients at a time and to communicate with patients and staff during emergencies. The use of high-definition (HD) video surveillance and two-way communications allows operators to dramatically cut the cost of managing and monitoring patient behavior. IP video monitoring allows increased scrutiny of patients who may be at risk of committing suicide, or those who may be disorientated.
A patient observer’s sole responsibility is to notify hospital staff when the patient engages in a questionable or alarming behavior. Earlier detection and intervention of potentially dangerous or threatening situation often prevent these situations from escalating into something more serious. This provides a more supportive environment for the patients family and friends, as well as for the patients themselves and often facilitates the healing process
Increased Staff Productivity
Medical center IP camera installation increases inter-department communication among staff, resulting in an increased efficiency and productivity, and ultimately leads to a higher level of health care and reduced cost and liability.
Visitors and patients will sometimes file frivolous claims on the health care provider’s property. Having a detailed visual footage from the hospitals security cameras can help to disprove such claims. This helps to save the hospital from paying out large unwarranted insurance claims.
Hard Copy Visual Evidence
Your IP video system can backup incidents directly to a email, USB drive, or network drive, for the investigation from there police station. This allows for a hard copy review by investigators and police as well as insurance agents; a big asset when involved in litigation disputes involving liability claims.
24/7 Real Time Coverage
Video Cameras are no longer dependent on viewing from a single platform. Options now include Mac, PC, smartphones, and Androids, as well as tablets. New technology allows interfacing of multiple platforms simultaneously. With digital interface of multiple platforms, staff can now monitor all situations from the hallways or anywhere in the hospital.
High Definition Digital Storage
Taking advantage of medical center IP camera installation technology allows for storage of large volumes of digital information, and most importantly provides for the ability to retrieve the exact information linked to a specific date and time; accurately and quickly. Integrating this new technology is imperative for all health care providers to be current with the latest advances in security technology.
The increased quality of care, and ability to provide it efficiently, as well as prevention of costly litigation; make the purchase of medical center IP camera system a cost effective addition to all health care facilities. Integrating this technology will provide a huge savings to the provider as well as providing peace of mind.