Olympus for Hospitals
Providing a Safe Environment for Patients and Staff
Beyond emergency medical treatment and extended care, hospitals today must also provide a safe environment for patients and staff. This responsibility extends well beyond the traditional healthcare we expect from our hospitals in today’s world.
Healthcare facilities are vulnerable to bad weather or security threats; however, they are also a crucial component during disasters in treating victims and sharing critical information. It’s essential that lines of communication remain open between providers, their patients, and their families – and other healthcare facilities. Clear communications lead to actions when staff and family are alerted to upcoming events, such as discharge and admission dates, but also in a security crisis or natural disaster.
Olympus integrates a facility’s legacy security platform, surveillance cameras and access control systems with collaboration and unified communications tools into a hybrid-cloud architecture. That’s peace of mind for providers, patients, family members and administrators.
Netsync developed Olympus by first conducting in-depth research with community leaders to learn the scope of the challenge. Netsync then designed a cohesive network to link disparate systems together and selected solutions from Cisco and Singlewire Software to complete a specialized platform that ensures technology works together and automates workflows. Olympus integrated Cisco Unified Communications (UC) with Singlewire InformaCast, combining the industry’s best collaboration and VoIP solution with the leading mass emergency notification system.
And when those components work in concert with surveillance cameras, gunshot detection, access control systems, and automation, you have a solution that administrators, providers, and patients can rely on.
Example Hospital Lockdown Protocol
- Recognize alert
- Engage automation
- Lock down hospital exterior doors and all hallways
- Turn off all room lighting
- Send notification throughout the hospital — annunciator, phone, text message, and email
- Digital signage displays what to do
- Turn on strobes/sirens
- Lock down all patient and staff rooms
- Display hospital map highlighting situation areas for administration
- Notify law enforcement and provide external access to Olympus
- Manage communications to all personnel throughout the incident