HSS Launches Spotlight and AI-Powered Thermal Cameras

HSS Launches Spotlight and AI-Powered Thermal Cameras

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

HSS has introduced Spotlight and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered thermal cameras to protect individuals' health and safety. 

FREMONT, CA: HSS is a prominent provider of technology and security services in high-risk environments. Recently, the company launched Spotlight and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered thermal cameras. These are two new security offerings that can protect individuals' health and safety at airports, government buildings, hospitals, oil and gas facilities, schools, and other settings where safety and security are the priority.

"With new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise again, HSS continues to provide a 24/7 response effort to our customers," said Kirsten Benefiel, CEO of HSS. "The FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are reporting an increase in cybercrimes against U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers, potentially leading to compromised medical outcomes, patient data privacy breaches and related lawsuits. With the addition of our two new offerings, organizations now have even more control and peace of mind as they adopt new ways to protect their environments during this pandemic."


Spotlight is a medical device security service that can be used to solve crucial challenges threatening healthcare facilities and their patients, like cyberattacks resulting in compromised devices that impact patient safety, protecting patient information, and network security. Hospitals often have more than 7,000 different medical devices that range from ventilators to infusion pumps to defibrillators. It is necessary to monitor and maintain them with the most updated security patches to guard the organization and its patients. The HSS team of technicians work in an on-site capacity or remotely to ensure each device can serve as a lifeline for patients for the device's lifetime.

"Spotlight has filled the gap between IT and the biomed teams "it is a natural extension of any healthcare system and benefits the entire organization," said Ryan Kolczak, director of technical operations at Vail Health. 'Spotlight alerts us to risks on the network, for example, an infusion pump or a ventilator that is in need of a patch and enables us to have an accurate inventory of all our devices for patching or maintenance. This is key to the overall safety of our patients and organization."

AI-powered Thermal Cameras

The latest AI-powered thermal cameras provided by HSS uses innovative technologies to keep the facilities safer and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Such portable stand-alone cameras can automatically measure an individual's body temperature and identify if they are wearing a face mask. Therefore, it allows the cameras to alert operators in real-time if a person presents as a potential threat to the health and safety of others nearby.

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