John Delaney and Mark Smith, Data / Fire / Security Designers at SSOE, were published in Health Facilities Management Magazine on the topic of infrastructure system convergence and how it can save healthcare facilities both time and money. This comprehensive article discusses the ways merging life safety and security systems have proven beneficial, making more information available faster to both healthcare facility employees and first responders. Whether a daily task or an emergency situation, consolidating these auxiliary systems offers several process improvements, including better communication between medical and security staff and quicker transmission of critical, high-quality information, while still maintaining HIPAA compliance.
Advances in information technology and the demand for rapid, secure information transfer has been driving the trend of infrastructure system convergence. Limited budgets can make these kinds of upgrades a challenge; however, the many advantages offset the cost and add to the increasing popularity.
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