ID Card Applications: Healthcare
In this new series on the practical applications for ID Cards, we take a look at how ID cards are applied across different industries – starting with healthcare.
In any healthcare environment, ensuring that patients, staff and data are secure is of the utmost importance. As a hospital administrator, you need to ensure that people cannot gain access to areas they’re not entitled to; you need to keep patient information secure and confidential and you need to issue proof of identity quickly and easily for staff. All of this can be achieved with a well implemented ID card scheme
The importance of upholding the security of assets, buildings, staff, patients and – increasingly -data, is fundamental to a healthcare facility. Not only do they have a responsibility for personal safety, but also to protect patient records.
ID cards are not only used for identification, but also as a means to grant or restrict access to a particular area
The importance of upholding the security of the premises, its staff, patients and data is fundamentally crucial to any healthcare facility.
The ability to quickly issue ID cards is a fast and effective way to make sure all staff, visitors and patients have the proper identification issued quickly and easily. Our solutions keep your facility running smoothly allowing you to focus on what really matters – patient care.
Visual Identity within a medical facility is crucial. Staff ID cards let patients and staff alike know exactly who they are dealing with. Visitors, security and staff need to easily identified and only appropriate people should be allowed access to wards, records etc.
ID cards with a visual security feature can protect against unauthorised reproduction and a desktop card printer at reception can used to instantly issue and replace cards to all staff, visitors and patients.
Modern smart cards have an embedded chip which can be used to store various information as well as restrict or grant access to a specific areas.
Patient information such as blood group, allergies and medications can all be stored on such a chip and can be easily read at bedside by a staff member equipped with a mobile card reader.
ID cards can utilise a variety of technologies to store information and grant access to certain secure areas such as records or supplies. Access can be controlled easily using a database which grants or restricts access to certain card numbers.
There are two ways to implement such a system into a hospital. Outsource your card printing operation or purchase a card printer machine and print in-house. Printing the cards yourself has the advantage of being cheaper, faster and gives you greater control. Outsourcing the work takes all the manual effort out of it but leaves you with a heftier bill and a longer lead time.
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