It is critical to keep sensitive patient information in the right people's hands. A VMS can keep track of who has access to patient records and separate different sets of information so that no additional information is revealed to visitors or contractors.
Fremont, CA: Hospitals and healthcare facilities require environments that are more secure than the norm. Any security issues that arise can have long-term consequences for vulnerable people and severe legal consequences.
COVID-19 has necessitated even more data collection as well as patient and visitor restrictions. Visitors management systems (VMS) are now being used by an increasing number of healthcare facilities to help ease the burden on staff.
Here are some reasons why visitor management systems are crucial to healthcare facilities:
Visitor Management Systems Help with Evolving COVID Protocols
COVID complicates matters when it comes to allowing people into facilities and gathering information about them. A VMS can help keep facilities safe by recording temperature checks, vaccination status, symptoms, travel, and building access. It can also aid in COVID contact tracing. A digital system also ensures that any protocol changes are handled accurately and consistently.
Visitor Management Systems Help Streamline the Check-In Process
A VMS enables healthcare facilities to manage the check-in process digitally, from identification confirmation to patient questionnaires as well as health insurance information. In addition, patients can submit pre-filled forms through secure channels even before their visit, which helps to alleviate the stress of an already stressful process.
It is Easy for Healthcare Workers to Maintain HIPAA Compliance With a VMS
It is critical to keep sensitive patient information in the right people's hands. A VMS can keep track of who has access to patient records and separate different sets of information so that no additional information is revealed to visitors or contractors. That is not just for convenience; the HIPAA privacy rule also requires it.