Medical Facility Security

Healthcare security professionals are responsible for “hardening” hospital soft targets.The first step in developing a comprehensive hospital security plan is to conduct a risk assessment.Security experts from FA Security, Inc physically inspect the facilities, looking for vulnerable areas such as hallways, entrances, and other access points.They may also look into issues such as potential logistical issues with the delivery of medical equipment or supplies.Following a risk assessment, our hospital security experts will implement the necessary healthcare security standards to increase the overall security of the building and everyone inside.

Why Hospital And Medical Facility Security Is Important

Hospital campuses are typically large and sprawling, with multiple buildings and adjacent spaces such as parking lots.A thorough healthcare security plan that completely safeguards hospital staff, patients, and visitors takes into account multiple points of entry and a constant flow of busy activity entering and exiting the facilities.

Guards at entryways and physical access points are only two aspects of healthcare safety and security.A variety of special security measures are required on hospital campuses.A hospital’s pharmacy, operating room, and intensive care unit (ICU) are just a few of the areas with specific uses and security requirements. Extra safety precautions, such as the use of fingerprint technologies that use fingerprints, face detection, and other human identifiers, may be required to increase safety in these vulnerable and restricted areas; these measures may limit access to specific hospital areas.

Furthermore, hospitals place a high value on the security of sensitive data, which includes the protection of patient identification information and health data.For example, it would be simple to identify homes that may be vacant due to a patient’s extended hospital stay, which could lead to a home burglary.