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How to prepare your hospital’s communications system for the next big emergency

Hospital Safety Insider, June 9, 2016

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Security professionals considering upgrading their emergency communications system are often plagued by the daunting task of developing and implementing changes across their institution's campuses. According to a report in Campus Safety magazine, for hospitals, this can be an especially intimidating endeavor.

According to the article, the benefits of an effective emergency communications system far outweigh the challenges of creating one. A robust communications system can keep a hospital prepared for any emergency and allow emergency managers to make the best, most informed decisions in real time.

Compare that to a more dated system and the advantages are clear. Older communications systems typically require emergency managers to go through several layers of security personnel to get updates. For those managers, it can feel like they're playing the telephone game from school, where a line of children pass a message along and by the end of the line, the message is much different.

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