The Future of Dynamic Hospital Design and Security

It’s not long before the “Smart Hospital” becomes a reality. Some experts say it will happen as early as 2020.

Most of that prediction revolves around concepts like blockchain and big data. Hospitals that are ready to face the security and compliance challenges of the next decade will have to dig deeper.

That means going beyond simple surveillance and building access control and moving toward a security environment that integrates technology to solve physical access challenges and limit the spread of infectious diseases.

Getting in Front of Industry Regulations

Healthcare spends a lot of energy on compliance and the dynamic hospital of the future won’t be any different, especially when it comes to biological and medication management.

The Joint Commission is very clear on that—standard MM.03.01.01 states, “The hospital stores all medications and biologicals, including controlled (scheduled) medications, in a secured area to prevent diversion, and locked when necessary, in accordance with law and regulation.”

That regulation isn’t going anywhere, and while it sounds restrictive, it actually gives designers and operations leadership quite a bit of freedom in choosing how medications are secured. Medications are just the beginning though. HIPAA, for example, requires  specific physical safeguards of paper medical records.

Regulations around the secure storage and management of patient records and medical supplies mean that the dynamic hospital is one that understands where tomorrow’s technology fits in addressing today’s concerns.

Improving the Patient Experience with Senseon

We know though, that a secure access control system isn’t just about keeping bad actors out.

Ultimately, we want to help you enhance your patients’ experience and that’s something we understand well at Senseon due to our decades-long background in the industries and aesthetic environments your patients are personally familiar with.

Studies continue to prove that hospital aesthetics have a notable impact on patient well-being and outcomes. Since the patient experience sits at the center of modern hospital design, Senseon’s low-profile design is ideal for creating aesthetically-pleasing casework in any facility. Available auto relock, touch release, and easy-close features open up, even more, options in casework functionality.

Senseon’s high-security locking system can integrate with other healthcare access control systems like Andover, Lenel, and S2 to assist in creating a secure hospital environment for both your patients and your staff.

If you’re not interested in integration, Senseon adapts to function as a standalone system.

Stepping into The Future of Your Facility

Senseon’s subversion proof locks will enhance security and reduce infection in whatever application you need including:

    • Nurse Server Stations
    • Patient Rooms / Home Meds
    • Patient Rooms / Personal Storage
    • Confidential Records – File storage
    • Diagnostic Imaging Centers – Personal Storage
    • Pediatric Units
    • Behavioral Health Units
    • Emergency/Trauma Units
    • Operation Rooms
    • Labs (supplies, instrumentation, tools)
    • Forensic Evidence Lockers
    • Sanitation Storage

Accessing years of engineering experience, our team has created Senseon solutions by using building level access control technology to create a locking solution that can be designed into virtually any casework.

To find out how you can start enhancing the security, safety, and patient experience at your facility, visit our Hospital page for a free facility assessment.

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December 7th, 2017|Blog, Industry|