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3 Reasons Why Visitor Management Is of Extra Importance in Healthcare

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jul 26, 2017 1:00:00 PM

We've spent a lot of time in this blog talking about why Visitor Management is important for sites of all kinds.

While the specifics may vary depending on the industry, the basis of every Visitor Management system is the desire to keep a site and its personnel safe from harm.

This desire applies to all kinds of worksites, from hospitals to factories and everything in between.

However, it's not a stretch to say that Visitor Management is a little more important for overall safety and security in a few industries. Healthcare is one of those industries.

We recently discussed calls for increased safety at healthcare facilities and how a good Visitor Management system goes a long way toward achieving that goal of increased safety.

You may be wondering, "what makes healthcare so different? Isn't building safety basically the same everywhere?"

While it's true that there are common threads between site safety at all kinds of workplaces, there are unique aspects of healthcare facilities that make the need for hospital Visitor Management a little more pressing.

The unique safety challenges hospitals face

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Topics: Visitor Management, hospital security, guest safety, facility safety, healthcare, healthcare Visitor Management, hospital visitor management

How to Increase Hospital Workplace Safety with Custom Badge Buddies

Posted by Dan Ryan on Oct 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM

If you've been to a large medical facility recently, chances are you encountered Badge Buddies on your visit.

Even if you're not familiar with the term "Badge Buddies," you'd know one if you saw it: those large ID tags with bright colors and big letters hanging behind the ID badge of your nurse, x-ray technician or doctor.

Healthcare facilities of all kinds rely on Badge Buddies to provide clear, effective role recognition for their employees.

While some facilities issue Badge Buddies simply to make things easier on patients, others are required by law to ensure that employee job functions are easily identifiable, and Badge Buddies are just the most convenient solution.

Basically, Badge Buddies are known as being great for making a worker's title clear.

However, custom Badge Buddies can also be used for another purpose: to keep staff members informed of a facility's emergency codes and procedures.

Combine Badge Buddies and emergency codes for a safer facility

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Topics: healthcare regulations, facility safety, healthcare, badge buddies, hospital tips, emergency codes, custom badge buddies

4 Creative Ways to Use WhosOnLocation™ Triggers at Your Site

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jun 23, 2016 4:25:00 PM

Triggers are one of WhosOnLocation's latest and greatest features. They help further personalize the already-powerful Visitor Management software, giving those managing a building or office more control over their site.

At their core, Triggers are very simple. They use a very common "if this, then that" logic to "trigger" certain actions when a given scenario occurs.

Everyone learned about cause and effect in school; think of Triggers as "cause and effect meets Visitor Management".

However, one of the best things about Triggers is how customizable they are. Rules can be set up around dozens of different scenarios, and those scenarios can trigger a number of unique and personalized actions. 

  • Want to be alerted when a specific person arrives on-site? Set up a Trigger!
  • Need to know when all employee badges have been scanned out for the day? Set up a Trigger!
  • Having trouble with a vendor or ex-employee and want to know if he or she tries to sign in? Set up a Trigger!

This post will explore a few different ways you can get creative with Triggers, further enhancing both your WhosOnLocation experience and the level of security at your site.

Pull the Trigger: Learn how to get creative with your rules and actions

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Topics: WhosOnLocation, Visitor Management, WOL Triggers, guest safety, facility safety, facilities management, workplace safety

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