In an effort to improve response time of hospital security, SUNY Upstate Medical in New York now uses a communications technology system that works via badges worn by its staff members.
Employees are able to broadcast a call for help from their badge, simply by holding down on a button. The message is sent directly to public safety staff who have those badges, are able to respond immediately.
The hospital conducted a non-scientific survey of emergency department staff before and after the badges and it showed that staff felt an improved sense of safety and security.
Read the full artilce, by Bill Siwicki, published in Healthcare IT News, to learn more.