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Capturing Staff Availability Before the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Peak
Capturing Staff Availability Before the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Peak

One midwestern medical network needed a solution to fill the vacancies created by responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The easiest solution is to ask existing staff and personnel within the network to pick up the extra work.

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Tracking Office and Facility Statuses During the Pandemic
Tracking Office and Facility Statuses During the Pandemic

Veoci’s office status solution helps combat breaches in communication that might result during a crisis, such as a global pandemic. The solution offers a map display that shows all branch locations color-coded by status. 

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Save Time with a Digital Equipment Availability Survey
Save Time with a Digital Equipment Availability Survey

The paperwork required to document available resources consumes much of the practitioners’ time and there is no efficient way of sharing the form among stakeholders or allowing multiple users to enter information at one time. 

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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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Simplifying Expense Tracking During a Disaster
Simplifying Expense Tracking During a Disaster

Expense tracking is key during the recovery phase. This data not only helps a response team create corrective actions and implement them for future responses, but may also help it secure reimbursement from FEMA (if eligible.) It can also be used to support insurance claims.

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Celebrating Earth Day Amid COVID-19
Celebrating Earth Day Amid COVID-19

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Earth Day – a holiday meant to call people to action to demonstrate their concern for the planet and promote conservation. As most of the nation practices social distancing, many may be wondering how to celebrate this important holiday.

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Bringing Efficiency to Resource Request Management
Bringing Efficiency to Resource Request Management

During this time, when there is an unprecedented demand for COVID-19 resources, providers need a quick and reliable way to request supplies or additional staff, track the progress of those requests, and get confirmation that their orders have been received. At the same time, suppliers want to know that their products are en route and eventually received by the requestor. 

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The Virtual Emergency Operations Center (EOC): Long Term Pandemic Management
The Virtual Emergency Operations Center (EOC): Long Term Pandemic Management

Veoci’s latest webinar focuses on Virtual Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and how they can be used for long term crisis management. A team of Veoci practitioners spoke about their experiences in the field of emergency management and working with physical and virtual EOCs. 

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Digitally Tracking Calls and Pandemic Data
Digitally Tracking Calls and Pandemic Data

One public health organization in Connecticut was getting a very high volume of phone calls from the public. People were reporting cases of COVID-19, asking about symptoms, and making general inquiries about the virus and staying safe. This public health department quickly realized that they needed a way to manage all of the calls that were coming in and to log inquiries that would serve as data down the road. They asked Veoci to help put together a solution to help them manage it all.

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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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Achieving a Cross-Industry Emergency Response to COVID-19
Achieving a Cross-Industry Emergency Response to COVID-19

Emergency management plans no longer exist solely within a single municipality or organization. Now, every emergency management response from organizations across the country must take into account the entire general public. It’s not enough to have individual plans and responses, we must all work as a unit to fight COVID-19.

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Tracking Plasma Donations for COVID-19 Treatment with Veoci
Tracking Plasma Donations for COVID-19 Treatment with Veoci

Without a COVID-19 vaccine, it is crucial that doctors and scientists use all the tools at their disposal to try to treat this virus. The antibodies found in plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients could be a very valuable resource in ending this pandemic. Therefore, it is crucial to have a tool that can organize the process of collecting and managing blood plasma.

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Leveraging 2-way SMS Notifications During a Crisis
Leveraging 2-way SMS Notifications During a Crisis

Communicating with remote employees is a key part of sustaining this continuity. This is where 2-Way SMS Notifications come in. This technology not only allows your organization to spread your message in the most efficient way possible, but also hear back from employees during the response, helping you to collect crucial information that will inform your efforts. 

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COVID-19 and First Responder Stressors
COVID-19 and First Responder Stressors

It seems that the people who have been most affected by this pandemic, besides those who have unfortunately contracted COVID-19, are those who are still reporting to work everyday. We should all recognize the sacrifice they’re making on a daily basis, and help them find ways to combat the stress of performing their jobs during this pandemic.

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Part 3: Practitioner Panel: Continuity in the Face of Coronavirus
Part 3: Practitioner Panel: Continuity in the Face of Coronavirus

In this webinar series, we’ve explored the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the disease it causes (COVID-19), and how our body responds to it and pathogens like it. Now, we’re going to look at it from the perspective of a practitioner. In this entry of the webinar series, four of Veoci’s continuity, planning, and response practitioners discuss what the pandemic means for practitioners across all industries and sectors.

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Part 2: Coronavirus: Immune Response to Viruses
Part 2: Coronavirus: Immune Response to Viruses

In our continuing series on COVID-19(Coronavirus), we partnered with Dr. Paula Kavathas, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, to learn more about how viruses work, how the body responds to the invaders, and impact of vaccines on disease prevention.

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