TouchStar solutions are in use around the world in healthcare environments such as hospitals and clinics, elderly homes and assisted living apartments, doctor and dentist offices, home care, social centres, group housing and more where they provide security, access control and resident and staff management.
The challenges involved in securing a hospital or other healthcare environment are unlike those in almost any other building. Most healthcare facilities are 24/7 and have relatively open access because they want to provide a welcoming environment.
While this dictates that it is often necessary to allow for high levels of public
access to the hospital or other health service amenity, including the routes linking different departments, entry to many back of house areas and most other facilities needs to be restricted for the protection of patients, doctors, nurses, care staff, administrative personnel, visitors, suppliers and the property itself.
How this is achieved depends on many factors including the level of security and convenience required in specific areas such as operating theatres, consulting rooms, pharmacies, laboratories, drug cabinets, surgical wards and so on but whatever the access control solution used, it has to be both secure and flexible so that staff and patient safety is maintained.