Treviglio Hospital Trust

Healthcare provider implements IP Surveillance solution to enhance security and compliance

Treviglio Hospital Trust

Healthcare provider implements IP Surveillance solution to enhance security and compliance

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Healthcare provider implements IP Surveillance solution to enhance security and compliance

Background
Ensuring that hospitals are safe

The Treviglio Hospital Trust was formed in January 1998 and is comprised of four hospitals in Lombardy, Italy: the Treviglio-Caravaggio hospital in Treviglio, the ‘S.S. Trinità’ hospital in Romano, the ‘F.M. Passi’ hospital in Calcinate and the ‘Ospedale Civile’ in San Giovanni Bianco (BG). In addition to these hospitals, all of which have an inpatient department, there are seven outpatient units that provide health care in the province of Bergamo and also in the neighbouring provinces of Milan, Cremona and Brescia. The Treviglio Hospital Trust also includes two psychiatric units and five neuro-psychiatric units for children, which have approximately 900 beds.

Challenge
Balancing security and compliance

The trust was faced with the challenge of how to guarantee the safety of its patients, dependants and visitors, and protect its hospitals against theft and vandalism, whilst also complying with new Italian privacy regulations that strictly control the use of video images of sick people. The latest regulations stipulate that images of ill people in hospitals and care centres must not be broadcast and, where it is necessary to monitor patients constantly (for example, during resuscitation), locally connected monitors must not be accessible to the public. They also dictate there must be signs indicating the presence of video cameras in all areas covered by closed circuit television, and they define the maximum period of time for keeping recordings.

Solution
IP Surveillance is the remedy

The D-Link IP Surveillance solution adopted by the Lombardy Hospital Trust comprises more than 130 IP video cameras for internal and external use (DCS-3110) and anti-intrusion systems, which are managed entirely by a single control post; more than 40 PoE (Power over Ethernet) Switches, 24 ports + 2 Gigabit uplink ports (DES-1228P) that supply and centralise the management of the video cameras; and approximately 40 Network Video Recorders (NVR) (DNS-726-4) used to archive images and videos temporarily.

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