Improving Hospital Security with Integrated Two-way Radios
September 28, 2015
Adopting digital radios and combining narrowband networks with Wi-Fi and cellular networks enable healthcare facilities to better protect their campuses and integrate their radios with smartphones, alarm…
Zach Winn ·November 18, 2015
St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, Texas, is considering what options it has left after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, announced it is cutting fund for all Medicare and Medicaid. The announcement comes after the investigation into the death of Alan Pean, a psychiatric patient who was shot by a hospital security officer. CMS' subsequent inspection found the hospital's standards in infection control, nursing services, security officer training and patient rights were lacking. CMS also gave the hospital four extensions on the time to come into compliance with industry standards. People in the Houston community are worried the hospital's closing would have an adverse effect on the area's homeless and mentally ill communities.
Jeff W. Fields ·November 09, 2015
Incorporating construction plans, ensuring equipment interoperability and determining future security personnel needs are just some of the measures campuses should incorporate to improve their overall safety and security.