Healthcare Security Guideline Targets Body Cameras

New guideline includes a definition of body-worn cameras and guidance on policy and procedure surrounding training, use and retention of captured audio and video.

By HFT Staff


As hospitals and other healthcare facilities struggle with a widening range of security threats to patients, staff and operations, managers now have access to a new resource. 

To assist healthcare organizations in bolstering security department operations, the International Association for Healthcare Safety and Security (IAHSS) Council on Guidelines recently released Healthcare Security Industry Guideline 02.10: Body Worn Cameras in the Healthcare Security Program. IAHSS members are professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities. 

The new guideline includes a definition of body-worn cameras, considerations for who should be on the multi-disciplinary decision-making team, suggested legal research that should be factored into the decision-making process and guidance on policy and procedure surrounding training, use and retention of captured audio and video. 

Related content: Hospitals’ Body Cameras Help Fight Workplace Violence

“Body-worn cameras have shown to significantly reduce legal and reputational risk for organizations and is expected to be standard equipment in most healthcare security programs in the next few short years” says Alan Butler, a council member and system director of public safety and security at Cox Health in Springfield, Missouri. 

Healthcare facilities managers are continuously looking for ways to improve security and patient care while being confronted with more disruptive and volatile events than ever before. The changing societal climate has placed even greater emphasis on individual training and tools to best manage and combat the possibility of litigation stemming from the way certain challenging situations are managed by security staff

With the implementation of body-worn camera technology, healthcare organizations can combat misinformation or inaccurate interpretations of how events unfold and help protect the organization while demonstrating transparency. Additional benefits come from using captured footage as a valuable teaching tool for personnel and a means to deter undesired behavior. 



August 10, 2022


Topic Area: Information Technology


Recent Posts

Ensuring Efficiency Despite Healthcare Labor Gaps

Managers need to begin prioritizing hiring new talent so efficiency doesn’t drop.


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Approved for Modernization Project

The modernized facility is slated to open in 2030.


Skills Gap Remains Wide in Facilities Management

Many candidates lack the skills that are needed to be a facilities manager.


Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital Announces Expansion Project

The project will add 58 beds and 347,000 square feet of new and renovated service areas.


3 Key Roles Doors Play in Healthcare Facilities

From securing areas to reducing infection spread, doors play many parts in a healthcare facility’s operations.


 
 


FREE Newsletter Signup Form

News & Updates | Webcast Alerts
Building Technologies | & More!

 
 
 


All fields are required. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

 
 
 
 

Healthcare Facilities Today membership includes free email newsletters from our facility-industry brands.

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Posts

Copyright © 2023 TradePress. All rights reserved.