Safe Hospitals solution for hospitals achieves high levels of safety and security

April 29, 2021

Motorola Solutions announced its Safe Hospitals solution, a unified technology ecosystem that combines video, data, analytics and voice technologies, to help hospitals proactively manage threats, drive operational efficiencies and create the environment of safety needed to provide the highest level of patient care.  

The global pandemic has had a tremendous impact on healthcare systems and brought new challenges to the safety and security operations of hospitals. On top of this, hospitals still have to manage a variety of pre-pandemic concerns, such as attempted patient elopement, prescription drug theft, unruly visitors and trespassing. 

With 23 hospitals, nearly 11,000 clinical employees and more than two million outpatients seen every year across Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health has deployed a Safe Hospitals solution from Motorola Solutions to mitigate complex safety and security risks. 

Todd Miller, SSM Health Regional Director of Security, said, “We can move quickly from detection to action to mitigate disruptions to our operations and patient care. The benefits of this are felt across the organization - it gives our security officers more confidence, because they have the right resources in place to do their jobs in a truly professional manner, clinical staff feel more comfortable and safe in the workplace, which leads to greater retention and patient care, and we save time and money by deploying hospital resources efficiently.” 

The Safe Hospitals solution combines video and analytics, command center software and critical communications solutions to help hospitals detect and analyze events, seamlessly communicate and respond appropriately in any situation. For example, Avigilon cameras with analytics can detect a vehicle belonging to a banned individual on hospital grounds, triggering an automated alert to MOTOTRBO two-way radios, allowing security officers to assess the scene via camera feeds and dispatch personnel to the right location with detail about the incident. 

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