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Safety and Security
Personal safety alarm for the healthcare industry
Lone worker protection : 29 September, 2015
Skyguard is attending a health and safety event in North West England to demonstrate how personal safety alarms can benefit those working in the healthcare industry
 
New hospital solves key management with Union locks
Access systems : 10 August, 2015
State of the art hospital in West Cumbria will use the Union KeyUltra system for high security and key management in busy environment
 
RCS provides surveillance protection for Edinburgh Office
Security management : 12 May, 2015
The Edinburgh premises of the historic Royal College of Surgeons has taken IP video surveillance and monitoring equipment from Axis Communications
 
Yeovil increases IT security budgets
Security and compliance software : 06 January, 2015
Veracode has revealed the extent of spending on IT security at Yeovil District Hospital to protect patient data and reduce the risk of cyber attacks
 
Gartner recognition for network access control
Identity and access management (IAM) : 06 January, 2015
CounterACT network access control product from ForeScout Technologies takes 4th consecutive magic quadrant position from analysts at Gartner
 
Hospital Access control in focus at Healthcare Estates show
Access systems : 26 September, 2014
Access control specialists at Salto Systems will be demonstrating what they can do for hospitals as part of the Healthcare Estates Event taking place next month
 
Healthcare organizations migrate from mechanical locks to wireless electronic access control
Access systems : 11 August, 2014
Allegion showed visitors to the American Society for Healthcare Engineering Technical Exhibition (ASHE) annual exhibition in Chicago how easily they can migrate from mechanical locks to electronic access control. Allegion featured ENGAGE technology-enabled Schlage NDE Series wireless electronic locks.
 
Cyber security report: UK health service reveals low awareness and low projected budgets
Security and compliance software : 22 July, 2014
Sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, the 2014 Cyber Defence Maturity Report is independent research conducted by IDG Connect during May and June of 2014. Survey respondents included 1600 IT information security decision makers in organisations of more than 500 employees, and spanning five industry sectors in the US, the UK and the German-speaking region of Europe (DACH). A key finding of the report is that more than 96% of organisations experienced a significant IT security incident in the past year. Not surprisingly, healthcare in the UK turns out to be less mature than the worldwide average, and UK manufacturing. Yet low levels of projected spend may signal problems to come.
 
North West UK health service security contracts
Security management : 02 June, 2014
Axis Security will provide its patrol and alarm monitoring services to three NHS properties in the North West of England under new contracts
 
iPhone app for protecting health service workers
Lone worker protection : 27 May, 2014
The Skyguard for Smartphone app has been adapted for use on the iPhone for providing lone worker protection to employees in the health and other industries
 
Antrim Hospital takes advanced locking technology
Access systems : 25 March, 2014
Salto Systems has supplied the XS4 locking system for use in emergency care areas and on lockers at the Antrim Area Hospital in Northern Ireland
 
Vaccination tracking uses fingerprint biometrics
Identity and access management (IAM) : 18 March, 2014
A project on vaccination of children in Benin is making use of multi-spectral biometric fingerprint recognition to track treatment histories
 
Networked access control system for Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Access systems : 12 March, 2014
ACT has supplied an IP-addressable access control system including readers, door controllers and software for improving security at Tunbridge Wells hospital
 
Assaults on NHS staff rise by 5.8%
Lone worker protection : 06 February, 2014
Large increase in reported assaults on hospital staff in the UK drives call for wider deployment of lone worker protection devices
 
Specialist care centre takes modern access control system
Access systems : 29 January, 2014
Midpark Hospital in Scotland is improving security for special care patients with the installation of an AC2000 Lite access control system from CEM Systems
 
Access control system installed at Rikshospitalet
Access systems : 21 January, 2014
A Norwegian national hospital has upgraded its access control system to improve patient safety using Slim Pin DESFire readers supplied by Finnish Idesco and installed by G4S
 
Lone worker protection for health service trust
Lone worker protection : 13 January, 2014
Staff working in local communities at the Solent NHS Trust in Southern England are being protected with Skyguard lone worker protection
 
Biometrics contributes to Vaccine waste reduction in Africa
Identity and access management (IAM) : 14 November, 2013
Fingerprint biometric systems are being used in Africa to identify people who have received vaccinations and help to reduce waste
 
NHS Trust protects employees with lone worker system
Lone worker protection : 12 November, 2013
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS trust in London is protecting community based employees with the use of the MySOS lone worker protection system from SkyGuard
 
Secure patient identity authentication
Security and compliance software : 18 September, 2013
Working with LifeMed ID, Gemalto is creating a patient authentication system for use by a US hospital for electronic medical records
 
Security solutions for healthcare on show at Manchester event
Security management : 09 September, 2013
Healthcare staff protections, alarms and access control technology among the solutions being exhibited by Stanley Security Solutions at Healthcare Estates 2013 event in the UK
 
UK supplier now handling Avigilon HD surveillance systems
Security management : 03 September, 2013
Reflex is now offering high definition IP surveillance cameras to a range of industries including the healthcare sector
 
PDC Healthcare launches thermal patient ID wristbands for patients with sensitive skin
Patient safety : 14 August, 2013
PDC Healthcare releases the company's softest new line of thermal patient identification wristbands, which includes Scanband Plus and ComfortBand Plus.
 
RTLS delivers business intelligence via HP wireless networks
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 13 June, 2013
Ekahau's Real-Time Location Systems (RFID-over-Wi-Fi) is delivering business intelligence to enable asset tracking, patient flow and safety, staff security alerting and temperature monitoring using HP Wi-Fi networks.
 
West Kent hospitals enhance patient safety with innovative blood-tracking systems
Patient safety : 22 May, 2013
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust selects leading healthcare technology company MSoft eSolutions' Bloodhound solution following a rigorous tender process.
 
Ekahau sees record growth for location-aware messaging solution sales
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 01 May, 2013
Ekahau reports record growth of the company's location-aware messaging solution with a 77 percent increase in badge tag customers since 2011.
 
Maquet Cardiovascular receives 510(k) clearance and CE Mark approval for radial compression device
Patient safety : 15 April, 2013
Maquet Cardiovascular receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European CE mark approval for its new AIR-BAND Radial Compression Device.
 
GE Healthcare signs agreement with HealthTrust to provide infant care solutions
Patient safety : 14 March, 2013
GE Healthcare is entering into an agreement with HealthTrust, a group purchasing organization headquartered in the Nashville, Tennessee area, to provide infant care solutions including phototherapy technology, warmers and incubators, to hospitals that are members of HealthTrust.
 
MSoft steps up international expansion with expansion into German market
Security and compliance software : 13 March, 2013
MSoft eSolutions is to export the company's pioneering blood-tracking software to Germany after signing a deal to work with German healthcare hardware company Chip Card Solutions (CCS).
 
Mobile health solution connects people to emergency care at critical moments
Patient safety : 06 March, 2013
AT&T is working to overcome the limitation faced when an elderly person suffers from a fall or heart attack and can only use a device around his or her neck to send for assistance only if the incident happened at their home.
 
Ekahau enhances RTLS solution to offer 20x more scalability
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 01 March, 2013
Ekahau, the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) using Wi-Fi, is introducing greater system scalability to support the company's move into larger healthcare environments.
 
Patient wristbands receive safety certification
Patient safety : 13 February, 2013
SATO launches a new range of safety wristbands for patient identification, which have European certification by the Hohenstein Institute in Bonningheim (Germany).
 
Smiths Medical receives 510(k) clearance for ambulatory infusion system
Patient safety : 08 February, 2013
Smiths Medical receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to launch its CADD-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system with CADD-Solis medication safety software.
 
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust deploys innovative blood-tracking systems
Patient safety : 06 February, 2013
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is enhancing patient safety by introducing innovative blood-tracking systems by installing MSoft eSolutions' Bloodhound solution.
 
Aura Healthcare partners Imprivata to offer single sign-on solutions
Security and compliance software : 06 February, 2013
Aura Healthcare signs a VAR partner agreement with Imprivata to become an authorised reseller for Imprivata's range of healthcare information security solutions which include single sign-on (SSO) and user authentication used by healthcare providers worldwide.
 
German nursing facility installs WLAN-based locating and emergency call system for dementia patients
Real time location systems (RTLS) : 01 February, 2013
The adams and weber, an experienced IT-system house in the Rhine-Mosel region of Germany, is collaborating with Ekahau to install a WLAN-based locating and emergency call system at Josef-Ecker-Stift, a senior-citizens home and nursing facility in Neuwied, Germany.
 
Welch Allyn agrees strategic collaboration pact with EarlySense
Patient safety : 01 February, 2013
Welch Allyn is entering into a strategic collaboration and distribution agreement with EarlySense, the market leader in proactive patient care solutions.
 
Infant security solution reduces the risk of abductions at Danbury Hospital
Patient security : 24 January, 2013
RF Technologies is selected to provide infant security solutions for Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticutt, to help keep newborns safe and reduce the risk of abductions.
 
Beacon Hospital opts for Bridgehead to provide data protection
Security and compliance software : 21 January, 2013
UPMC Beacon Hospital, the South Dublin based hospital providing world-care services, is implementing BridgeHead Software's integrated backup solution to provide complete protection for all of the data within its MEDITECH Health Care Information System (HCIS).
 
Voluntary Worldwide Field Corrective Action is issued for T-piece circuit used by resuscitation units
Patient safety : 27 December, 2012
GE Healthcare initiates a voluntary worldwide field correction of the T-piece circuit used with GE Healthcare's Giraffe and Panda resuscitation units.
 
Radiometer releases arterial blood gas syringes ensure EU directive 2010/32/EU compliance
Patient safety : 06 December, 2012
The new safePICO70 arterial blood gas syringes from Radiometer are designed to enable safe and simple, single-handed removal of needles, helping to eliminate needle-stick injuries.
 
Innovative wristband solution offers patient safety benefits
Patient safety : 14 November, 2012
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is turning to healthcare technology specialist MSoft eSolutions to increase Positive Patient Identification (PPI) by introducing an innovative wristband solution on to its wards to meet stringent Government requirements on patient safety.
 
New touchpad exit controller is easy-to-use and takes exit monitoring to a new level
Access systems : 03 October, 2012
RF Technologies is releasing a Touchpad Exit Controller (TEC) with a discreet design that blends into a facility's environment.
 
Imprivata partners TI to support strong authentication for thin- and zero-client devices in healthcare
Security and compliance software : 01 October, 2012
Imprivata is collaborating with Texas Instruments to support strong authentication and secure application access from virtual desktop environments.
 
New sample labelling system boosts patient safety
Patient safety : 01 October, 2012
SATO is launching a new intelligent printer system that accurately and quickly prints labels for phlebotomy blood tube and clinical samples at the patient's side.
 
Epidural administration safety system receives 510(k) clearance in the USA
Patient safety : 24 September, 2012
Smiths Medical's Portex CorrectInject Safety System for administering neuraxial (spinal and epidural) medication receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
 
VCU Health System deploys 7000 screensavers to flag safety messages
Patient safety : 07 September, 2012
VCU Health System, located in Richmond, Virginia, USA, is using Netpresenter software to inform, instruct and alert its 8,000+ employees at its several sites across the city. Safety messages and alerts are displayed at the push of a button on screensavers on all 7,000 employee PCs.
 
Covidien supports new The Joint Commission's Sentinel Event Alert Recommendations
Patient safety : 15 August, 2012
Covidien is announcing the company's support for The Joint Commission's recent Sentinel Alert recommendations for the 'Safe use of opioids in hospitals'.
 
Clostridium difficile alert aims to save lives and reduce healthcare costs
Patient safety : 15 August, 2012
Proventix Systems of Birmingham, Alabama, USA invents the C diff Alert to aid caregivers in their fight against Clostridium difficile, a microorganism that causes infection, claims 14,000 lives and incurs $1 billion in healthcare costs in the United States each year.
 
Study validates effectiveness of RFDS to improve patient safety
Patient safety : 09 August, 2012
RF Surgical Systems reports the recent publication of the largest prospective study to validate the effectiveness of Radio-Frequency Surgical Detection Systems (RFDS) in the Journal of American College of Surgeons.
 
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