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The “Magic” of Veoci
The “Magic” of Veoci

As the IT market is replete with contenders, it’s important for companies to stand out from the crowd - getting named by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant is a big boost.

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Standardized and Efficient: Emergency Management for an Entire Healthcare System
Standardized and Efficient: Emergency Management for an Entire Healthcare System

Hartford HealthCare System uses Veoci to digitize Emergency Operations Plans (EOP), and make sure they meet Joint Commission, CMS, and OSHA standards.

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The Safety Management System (SMS) of Tomorrow
The Safety Management System (SMS) of Tomorrow

The safety management system is built on hazard reporting and risk assessment. But what will tomorrow's safety management sytem look like?

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Revisiting the CARES Act: What It Means for Local Governments
Revisiting the CARES Act: What It Means for Local Governments

Lately, things are moving weirdly fast. We’re less than 3 months away from that December deadline. So if your organization does have leftover funds from the CARES Act to spend, how can your team best use those funds?

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Taking Another Look at ICS in 2020
Taking Another Look at ICS in 2020

The incident command system (ICS), however, was developed in the 1970s, and while it’s been used and occasionally updated through the decades, it’s a good time to ask if we should update it again or if we can identify and address any of its shortcomings.

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Managing Multiple Emergencies
Managing Multiple Emergencies

While emergency managers can effectively and efficiently respond to incidents and disasters, they can’t prevent events from happening. While it’s rare, emergencies can overlap and stress the response infrastructure emergency management teams have implemented at their organizations. What strategies can emergency managers use to respond to these unusual scenarios?

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Making Resource Requesting and Asset Management More Efficient
Making Resource Requesting and Asset Management More Efficient

Two of the lesser known operations organizations and state and local governments perform are resource requesting and asset management. While these two operations aren’t well known, they are critical to daily operations for the organizations and governments that employ them, something the COVID-19 pandemic has only made more apparent. The importance of these operations doesn’t mean they come without their challenges. Certain steps in the processes associated with these operations can be bottlenecks, and the organizations running these operations should consider solutions that resolve and break those bottlenecks.

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Integrating CAD, Emergencies, and Planning
Integrating CAD, Emergencies, and Planning

One of the most used pieces of tech in this industry are CADs (computer-aided dispatch systems). However, CADs are often closed systems that capture all the data emergency services need. But there is an opportunity for these systems (depending on how they're built) to integrate with other tools employed by emergency services.

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The Lasting Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Healthcare Industry
The Lasting Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Healthcare Industry

Even after the pandemic is over, it is likely that the healthcare industry will see lasting effects from the challenges its institutions have had to overcome. The financial burden, PPE shortages, and telemedicine are just a few of the changes we can expect to see lingering in the healthcare industry.

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Enabling Universities to Use Self-Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Enabling Universities to Use Self-Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As schools open up in the fall, exposure to COVID-19 is a serious concern for staff and the student body. Fortunately, with a solid self-reporting tool, members of the school community have a way to report potential exposure to the organization. 

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COVID-19: Making Return-to-Work Smooth for Workers
COVID-19: Making Return-to-Work Smooth for Workers

As more and more organizations make the transition back to a physical workplace, there are many factors to consider to maintain the health and safety of employees. Fortunately, there are some steps workers can take to mentally and physically ease the transition back to work.

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How Veoci Eases the Return-to-Work Process
How Veoci Eases the Return-to-Work Process

Organizations can't rush into the return-to-work process; it will require considerable thought and preparation. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a job all of us, not just medical professionals and public health departments, need to step into. As an institution, your organization can actively work towards reducing the likelihood of COVID-19 by catering its return-to-work to preventative measures like social distancing and screening.

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COVID-19 and Higher Ed: Preparing for the Fall Semester
COVID-19 and Higher Ed: Preparing for the Fall Semester

Despite thorough emergency and continuity planning and responses, the fall semester is still up in the air. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is extremely infectious, and puts immense pressure on higher education institutions to find a safe approach for educating students in the fall. Some schools have already started exploring the idea, and have come up with a few key points and ideas to consider or include in a return-to-school plan.

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Reopening Part 1: Return to the Office
Reopening Part 1: Return to the Office

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to completely reconsider and restructure our work lives. Eventually, however, we will return to a form of normalcy. For organizations, this means planning the return to work, and ensuring it goes properly. And because this will most likely happen before the pandemic is truly over, organizations will need to put strict measures in place to contain the spread of the virus.

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What Does COVID-19 Mean for Airports?
What Does COVID-19 Mean for Airports?

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every part of our society. The economy, and the markets and businesses within it, have been forced to change—or radically transform—to stay afloat during this time.

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Approaching Recovery:  Getting Ahead of FEMA Reimbursements
Approaching Recovery: Getting Ahead of FEMA Reimbursements

One of the biggest pieces of a recovery, for eligible organizations, is securing reimbursements from FEMA. These submissions require supporting documentation, which isn’t always captured during the response phase. Since FEMA has expanded its Public Assistance Program to include COVID-19 response related expenses, it’s a good time to explore how organizations start streamlining their recovery now without interrupting their response.

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Digitally Managing the Return to Campus
Digitally Managing the Return to Campus

Colleges and universities may face the most complex reopening challenges of any industry. These organizations must not only plan for their employees and students to return, but to reopen and continue operating numerous and diverse facilities, like labs, as well. On May 21st, 2020, the Veoci team invited four emergency managers from higher education to participate in a webinar and discuss their experiences responding to the pandemic, and how they’re approaching reopening with their organization. 

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Preparing for the Second Wave of COVID-19
Preparing for the Second Wave of COVID-19

As our communities, led by emergency managers, first responders, and healthcare workers, continue to battle COVID-19, we also have to think towards the future. Many experts are saying that we will likely have a second wave of COVID-19.

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Accelerating COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts Webinar
Accelerating COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts Webinar

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, the importance of contact tracing becomes even more undeniable. Veoci hosted a webinar alongside the City of New Haven Public Health Department to discuss how they’re using contact tracing to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Return-to-Work Process: Private Sector Versus Public Sector
The Return-to-Work Process: Private Sector Versus Public Sector

Reconstitution planning is and will not be simple, and the exact shape it takes for an organization will depend on that organization’s operations. How should private and public sectors approach reopening, and what differences will planners need to keep in mind? 

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What the CARES Act Means for Various American Industries
What the CARES Act Means for Various American Industries

Numerous industries will see direct aid as a result of the CARES Act, but what that aid looks like differs. This blog will take a look at how the CARES Act helps healthcare, governments, higher education, and airports.

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Successfully Implementing a Contact Tracing Program
Successfully Implementing a Contact Tracing Program

Contact tracing has become an increasingly popular topic as the world searches for ways to battle COVID-19. The primary goal of contact tracing is to decrease the amount of people who are infected by someone who already has COVID-19.

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HIPAA and COVID-19: What Organizations and Businesses Need to Know
HIPAA and COVID-19: What Organizations and Businesses Need to Know

On Thursday, May 14, 2020 Veoci conducted a webinar led by Veoci’s Jennifer McTiernan, General Counsel, and Nathaniel Ellis, Co-founder and Director of Strategic Solutions. Together, the two discussed how enforcement of HIPAA has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how Veoci’s solutions can help organizations with the changing landscape. Nothing in this webinar should be interpreted as legal advice, nor is it a substitute for legal advice.

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