If experiments at assisted living facilities are any indication, the future of security and hospital management more broadly will be paved with sensors in every nook and cranny as well as on all types of equipment.
No matter lessons learned from previous incidents, healthcare facilities continue to embarrassingly report laptops and flash drives containing patient information misplaced, lost and stolen, even in the face of increased regulatory procedures demanding more and better security through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the more recent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.
An emergency operations plan (EOP) provides the structure and processes that a healthcare facility and its security and safety operation use to respond to and initially recover from an event. The EOP is therefore the response and recovery component of an emergency management program.
ON-DEMAND: The premise of workplace violence is that almost all incidents are preventable. The “Zero incidents” theory prioritizes the art and science of prevention. “Zero tolerance” is reactionary and after the fact. With “zero incidents” we mitigate and hopefully eliminate the need to respond. A safe, therapeutic “zero incidents” environment is achieved by developing the verbal de-escalation customer service and intuitional skills of staff.
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