Focus: Security

Fewer healthcare facilities planning emergency notification upgrades

July 20, 2017

More than half of the 2017 Campus Safety survey respondents plan on or are considering emergency notification upgrades, but the healthcare sector's numbers have dropped, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.

The survey also indicates the authority to issue alerts is shifting.

Like the last emergency notification survey conducted three years ago, 51 percent of this year’s respondents plan on purchasing or are considering the purchase of emergency notification solutions in the next year, but the hospital sector has experienced a nine percent drop, from 58 percent in 2014 to 49 percent today, the article said.

Also, dispatchers at healthcare facilities are now five percent more likely to have authority to issue alerts than they did three years ago. Hospital vice presidents are much less likely to have authority than before: In 2014, 51 percent had authority to send out alerts, while today only 32 percent have it.

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