Extending the time caregivers can spend at the point-of-care results in better patient satisfaction and outcomes. But how do hospitals achieve that in today’s healthcare setting where security plays a critical role? Advances in technology and well-designed equipment can contribute to a healing environment by streamlining workflows.

In fact, a leading access control system manufacturer has launched a revolutionary solution for healthcare providers --—wall-mounted workstations with the advanced security of “Pure IP” access control technology.

This new technology from Boulder, CO-based ISONAS™ allows an authorized user to open locked cabinets and other access points throughout a facility with a single swipe card. As a result, medications, personal protection equipment, critical supplies, and patient data can be housed securely at the point-of- care, resulting in an enhanced patient experience.

By interconnecting all pieces of the environment, this integrated access management system affords caregivers the ability to help patients in a simple and cost effective fashion. It is a complete solution to securely manage an entire facility: one swipe card can control thousands of access points—doors, gates, elevators, server racks, and now wall-mounted cabinets—all with a standard network connection. Its configurable, tiered security levels account for unlimited people, schedules and access points.

This level of access control used to require dedicated wiring, a control panel, and a great deal of infrastructure. ISONAS™, on the other hand, is a one-inch-by-six-inch all-in-one reader controller that runs via power over Ethernet connections so no additional electricity or hard wiring is needed. Since it uses existing IT infrastructure, construction costs are low and disruption is minimal. It also migrates from legacy systems and supports current card technology. Plus, the technology is scalable—any number of wall-mounted workstations can be added to the same network at any time with no extra licensing fees or ongoing service expenses. A major benefit for hospitals is that ISONAS™ integrates with Active Directory for a single source of simplified permission management.

Additionally, all access point permissions can be programmed and managed from a centralized location. Data, however, is stored locally so in the event of a power outage, the locking system continues to operate. This is vital in a healthcare setting. ISONAS™ also integrates with video monitoring, time management and nurse call systems. Web browser and smart phone apps are available to manage operations anytime, anywhere.

The system offers real-time tracking of activity of each cabinet and user, with ongoing history and audit reports adhering to the chain of custody requirements of HIPAA. It also features AES 256-bit data encryption, has lockdown and emergency functions, and an anti-tamper alarm system.

ISONAS™ addresses end-user challenges like never before by strengthening security throughout the entire facility. When combined with wall-mounted workstations such as the WALLAroo®, it keeps medications, data, technology, equipment, and critical supplies in the right hands at all times.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, ISONAS™ is the first access control company to design and manufacture a cutting-edge, IP-to-the-door solution for the healthcare environment. Using a patented PowerNet™ reader-controller, ISONAS™ delivers a proven access control solution that offers network-based, “Pure IP” technology that eliminates the need for a separate power supply, control panel and dedicated hard wiring. It easily integrates with Windows-based software to deliver value and access control flexibility. The privately held company has installed 20,000 readers across a range of commercial and private organizations worldwide.

ISONAS™ now is offered exclusively on WALLAroo® wall-mounted workstations from Carstens, Inc., an established brand within the healthcare industry. Founded more than 125 years ago, the company pioneered putting patient information at the point-of-care with customized record systems. Today, Carstens brings new solutions to new demands with its WALLAroo® wall-mounted workstations, which provide convenient and secure storage for essentials to help streamline daily activities, create workflow efficiencies, and foster a positive environment to improve interaction and enhance patient care.

To learn more about Carstens and the new WALLAroo® with ISONAS™ line of wall-mounted workstations, visit www.Carstens.com or call (800) 782-1524.