Access Control for Hospitals

Access Control for Hospitals

When it comes to healthcare, access control plays a crucial role. Access control systems help hospitals to manage the permissions given to different identities inside a hospital. For example – a doctor may have access to certain rooms, research labs, and intensive care units, whereas a cleaning staff or a nursing staff may not have the same access. To grant a different level of access to different personnel or patients in a hospital, a well-developed access control system is pivotal in healthcare. Almost every big hospital has adopted an electronic access control system of some kind or the other.

Many hospitals are using a card based access control system for their staff and doctors and use either a card based or a manual system for their visitors. Few hospitals often make use of a biometric security system. Although both the systems are equally good and secure they pose a substantial safety challenge. If not kept clean and sanitized, hospitals are home to hundreds of viruses and bacteria. The access-controlled doors and gates are one of the most touched surfaces inside a hospital. Sanitizing them every 10minutes is not possible. Cards may even get lost or can be stolen and pose a security threat, they also have to be managed as employees join and leave the organization. Instances of tailgating is also common when it comes to card-based access control systems.

There is also a greater risk of COVID-19 looming upon us. When the world is fighting with COVID-19 and people are trying to stay away from the virus, hospitals are the only place where doctors are treating patients infected with the virus. To keep the doctors and the hospital staff safe, every hospital needs to reduce the touchpoints and promote contactless access control security systems.

How does a Contactless Access Control System help?

Access Control for Hospitals

A contactless access control system diminishes the need to touch the access control devices or the doorknobs to unlock a door. Doctors, hospital staff, and the management can unlock the door by just waving their smartphones or scanning the QR code and avoiding coming in contact with any touchpoints.

Features of a contactless access control system –

  • Essential and non-essential visitors – Hospitals have to sometimes manage the crowd in their facility with proper care. With the help of touchless access control, hospitals can restrict the entry of non-essential visitors from certain areas. With COVID-19 cases rising, this feature can also help in maintaining social distancing norms
  • They are easy to use and are fast and secure. Fast access ensures seamless entry to patients during an emergency
  • Cloud-based access control – Modern access control systems are cloud-based. With multiple entry gates in a hospital, a cloud-based security system allows the management to keep the count on the number of people entering and exiting the hospital from any exit point

Touchless access control is not only critical due to the pandemic but is also very crucial for hospitals under normal times too.

Why should you choose Spintly?

Spintly Smart Access and Attendance Management products empower organizations to safely and effectively manage their access and attendance needs. The Bluetooth-based access control solution allows the hospital staff to unlock the doors without touching the control device.

How does it work?

  • The user can wave their smartphones in front of the access control device to unlock the door
  • The Bluetooth-enabled device can detect your smartphone even if it is in your bag/ pockets and will unlock the door without the need to take it out of your pockets. This feature can come in handy as the hospital staff and the doctors have to continuously move from one location to another inside a hospital
  • You can grant temporary access to your visitors (people visiting for consultation or people visiting their admitted patients) through email or an app-based link
  • Emergency lockdown or Unlock can also be initiated with just a single click
  • With the Real-time access grant/ revoke feature, users can be given spontaneous access when required

Entry Barrier Scheduling can help limit the number of staff/ visitors in a given zone thereby maintaining Social Distancing

Spintly understands the importance of social distancing and touch-less access control during this Covid-19 pandemic. We would love to connect and discuss ways in which we can help your Hospital to face this battle against Covid-19 better.

Spintly’s new and improved contactless Visitor Management Page is now live
Visitor Management Page is now live