A hospital is considered an open facility and they see many visitors each day. For this reason, the level of violence found in hospitals and emergency rooms is also quite high. However, since it is a hospital, they have to be welcoming and courteous to everyone that walks through the doors.
Having a good quality security camera system in place at the hospital can help ensure that this welcoming culture is maintained and the need to have physical security, i.e. security guards, is minimized.
Here are a few other benefits you can find when utilizing a hospital security camera system:
Increase Overall Security and Safety
They help deter criminals and go a long way in preventing break-ins and other crimes. Those monitoring the video cameras can also be on the lookout for suspicious behavior and unauthorized people in restricted areas of the hospital.
Improve Worker Productivity
Security cameras also help improve worker productivity in the hospital. With the presence of security cameras, communication between each department in the hospital and the other buildings is enhanced, and you will find that things go a lot more smoothly.
Stop Fraudulent Insurance Claims
Video evidence is a great way to help prove fraudulent claims. If a patient or visitor claims to have injured themselves on hospital property, the hospital can check the surveillance footage and ultimately resolve the dispute with clear visual evidence that the hospital was not at fault.
Evidence for Investigations
Surveillance systems for hospitals are also good for resolving employee disputes and it can provide you with clear cut evidence in case there is an investigation for theft by patients and employees. Narcotic supplies are often high on the list of stolen items as well as medical equipment. The cameras will catch this illegal activity, and everything can be monitored.
Real Time Monitoring
With real-time monitoring, hospitals can also permit authorized personnel who have access control entry to critical areas of the hospitals. This includes off limit areas as well as areas containing computers and patient information.
With the right security camera system in place in the hospital, you will also find that you can attract better employees because they will feel safer and more protected knowing that there is a high-quality surveillance system in place monitoring what is happening.
This is one of the biggest concerns for a hospital. The HIPAA Security Rule safeguards the confidentiality of all identifiable healthcare information, and this includes who has access to patient files. With a good security system in place, you can assign authorized employees' access to make sure only those on a need-to-know basis have access to this privileged information.
By being able to monitor and control who has access to these files, you are protecting the patients' HIPAA rights while still allowing eligible employees to access the information that they need to fulfill their job.
If you would like more information on the many ways a security system can benefit the hospital, be sure to contact Dyezz Surveillance & Security today.