Allegion’s 2022 Health Care Trends Report explores the pandemics’ s effect on hospitals today and what it means for the future. Read now.
Changes in health care: Today vs. five years ago
To understand the future, sometimes it’s helpful to look back. We highlight what has changed during the past five years in health care according to our 2016 and 2021 research. Here are four notable takeaways.
Reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses is of utmost importance in hospitals. Millions of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) lead to thousands of deaths each year, even before the coronavirus pandemic. Today, health care hygiene is even more crucial. Allegion offers touchless access solutions, hands-free door pulls and antimicrobial coatings to help prevent the spread of germs and improve infection control. Learn more.
Adding door hardware with an antimicrobial coating can make a big difference by inhibiting the growth of bacteria on high-touch surfaces. Allegion offers a wide range of antimicrobial door hardware solutions, including copper, to fit building use and design. How does it work?
Behavioral health patients are at high-risk for suicide in healthcare facilities, even when regular patient monitoring checks are in place. Openings in these areas have special requirements and must minimize the risk of self-harm, while maintaining a balance of patient security and safety. Behavioral health door hardware is specifically designed to reduce the risk of injury or death due to ligature strangulation.
Noise pollution in hospitals can negatively impact healing patients and staff productivity. While there are many sources, facilities can eliminate excess noise created by door hardware by choosing solutions that are designed to operate quietly and provide an environment more conducive to quality patient care. Learn how to make your doors open and close quietly.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act legislates how a patient’s information (both physical and electronic data and documents) is managed, viewed, documented and transported. Learn what gaps to be looking for and what steps to take to protect patient records.
Health care facilities are always evolving, and the systems and technology that are at the heart of these facilities are no different. Selecting the right security solutions can meet today’s needs while adapting and growing with the facility.
Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes and hurricanes, have taken a tremendous toll on the United States has changing federal, state and local code requirements. Allegion offers solutions specifically designed to protect health care facilities during severe weather and comply with the most stringent testing standards.
Allegion has a passion for creating safe and secure healthcare environments by using our proven and reliable portfolio of products, specially designed solutions for healthcare facilities and our world-class service and support.
Patient room doors provide privacy and safety for a patient during a hospital stay. They must also be easily accessible for hospital staff as they carry medical supplies, push gurneys or carts, or quickly move across the room.
Featuring: Glynn-Johnson push/pull locks; Ives swing clear hinges
Behavioral health patients that are treated at hospitals and facilities are at high risk for injury or death, even when regular patient monitoring checks are in place. Openings in these areas have special requirements and must minimize the risk of self-harm while maintaining a balance of patient security and safety.
Featuring: Schlage HSLR and SL/SK ligature resistant trim for mortise and cylindrical (HSLR only) trim; Ives hospital tip door hinges; LCN concealed door closers
Although this opening’s main purpose is to control the spread of fire and/or smoke while keeping patients and staff safe in emergencies, it can also be used to control access to secure areas of the building. By using automated solutions, these openings deliver quiet, hands-free, automated operation of these high-traffic doors.
Featuring: Von Duprin QEL (Quiet Electric Latch) exit devices; LCN auto operators; aptiQ and aptiQmobile readers and credentials; Von Duprin CVC system (Concealed Vertical Cable)
These doors are subject to more use and abuse than almost any other openings in a medical facility. By using heavy-duty solutions that are low profile and don’t inhibit traffic flow, these openings will be able to operate correctly under most any circumstances.
Featuring: Von Duprin INPACT exit devices; Steelcraft hollow metal doors; LCN hold open magnets
Many areas in health care facilities require a higher level of security and could benefit from the security, efficiency and convenience of electronic access control, but don’t require the complexity of a fully networked system.
Featuring: Schlage electronic locks; LCN door closers
Today’s health care environments have security sensitive areas that may require a record of when and by whom the area was accessed and would benefit from networked access control with real-time management and monitoring.
Featuring: Schlage electronic locks; aptiQ and aptiQmobile readers and credentials; LCN door closers
Rush University Medical Center, a 664-bed hospital, wanted an access control system that could expand to meet its needs over the next ten years and simplify its key system. The project was part of a long-term, comprehensive effort to enhance security at all Rush facilities.
Featuring: Schlage AD-Series Wireless Electronic Locks , Everest 29™ patent-protected keyway
Learn about the benefits of a completely networked access control system—one that included electronic locks that were integrated with software to provide the functionality the facility demanded as it grew.
Featuring: Schlage AD-Series Electronic Locks
Response time is a key factor for Joachim-Plattin, a 911 responder, so when they started running into access issues due to employees often reporting to a call without their cards, Joachim Plattin decided it was time to utilize aptiQmobile as their solution.
Featuring: aptiQmobile, aptiQ smart card credentials, aptiQ readers
Openings are designed to help safely manage facilities and provide security functions in health care environments. Are yours designed consistent with applicable building and life safety codes, properly installed, and do they operate as expected?
With an assessment approach that requires institutions to be in a state of “continuous survey readiness”, this article will show you how assessments and teamwork can help you stay ready for the surprise visit from The Joint Commission.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to protect people with disabilities. This checklist will help you identify other accessibility problems and solutions in existing facilities in order to meet your obligations under Title III of the ADA
Violent incidents such as “active shooters” have occurred in many segments of our society, and health care institutions are not immune and have seen violent incidents increase in recent years. A lockdown process may reduce the potential for injury or death.
Being able to control access to your facility and protect your organization’s assets is now more important than ever. Learn about access control solutions that can help you gain better control over your environment.
Fully integrated security provides the right security at every level of need. These needs may be different for every organization, but everyone can benefit from any of the four primary levels of access management and control. One or all of these may be needed for you to achieve ideal security.
Video security is no longer just for large organizations. Today's video surveillance systems are affordable, integrate easily with a variety of other security technologies and give buildings of all sizes an added level of security and peace of mind.
Security directors need to choose access control systems that can operate current technologies, as well as those under development, without compromising or risking investments in present systems. With a modular, open architecture locking system, security administrators can customize door openings with options, including credential readers and networking, to create a perfect fit.
Are you doing everything you can to meet the expectations of your patients and staff? Here are a few things you may not have thought of, but could go a long way in creating a positive perception of your facility.
Modular, open architecture systems allow locks to be configured to create a custom fit right at the lock, making it easy to implement wireless electronic access control in older buildings. Components traditionally located around the door can be integrated into the lock itself to yield a smarter solution and more value for the investment.
Business owners and office managers face constant challenges to provide a safe and secure work environment. To help you get the most out of your security system, here are some of the most effective security solutions available for small businesses and medical facilities.
Today's small businesses and retail facilities need access management systems that go beyond simply locking and unlocking doors. You need a security solution that gives you the control and information necessary to run more efficiently while creating a safe, comfortable and productive environment for your people, facilities and assets.
Businesses of all types are becoming more aware of the security risks posed by unauthorized access, and locks and keys alone are not enough to keep a building secure. But not every door has to have access controlled, nor is it always necessary to have 100 percent, 24-hour total control.
A complicated security project, like implementing a security or access control system on a multi-building campus, requires professional expertise. The challenge, however, is determining which type of professional to consult. This white paper offers advise on the who's and how's to help you get the most from your advisors.
When it comes to budgets, practically every building manager has the same dilemma: doing more with less. But delaying general maintenance, system upgrades or building repairs until funding becomes available could cost much more than previously planned.
Health care security and safety assessment
This holistic assessment identifies areas where technology, policies, training and staffing are meeting your organization’s goals, and those areas where improvement may be warranted.
The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare institutions. IAHSS is comprised of security, law enforcement and safety individuals dedicated to the protection of healthcare facilities worldwide. IAHSS partners with government agencies and other organizations representing risk managers, emergency managers, engineers, architects, nurses, doctors and other healthcare stakeholders to further patient security and safety.
Allegion is proud to be a Silver level sponsor of IAHSS.
The American Society for Health Care Engineering is the largest association devoted to optimizing the planning, design, construction, and operations of a health care organization’s physical facilities. ASHE develops valuable resources and education programs that respond to member needs, provides a unified voice for the industry through intensive advocacy efforts, provides expert consultation and advice, and certifies health care facility managers and constructors.
Allegion supports ASHE as a Corporate Sponsor and participates in events on a local, regional and national level.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world.
Allegion is proud to be a Gold Level Corporate Member of HIMSS.
The Security Industry Association strives to be the primary resource for the global security industry and to be a catalyst for growth within the global security industry through information, insight and influence.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) protects and advances members’ interests by:
Advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states
Producing leading-edge global market research
Creating open industry standards that enable integration
Advancing industry professionalism through education and training
Opening global market opportunities
Allegion is an active member of SIA.
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