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Nov 21, 2016Back to Veoci Blog
With over 4,000 cases of Zika in the U.S alone, Zika is no longer a problem only for those who have visited South America recently. As the threat has become more and more pressing, hospitals and public health systems across the country are receiving grants and looking for the most efficient and effective way to manage Zika. A similar process was taking place back in the spring of 2015 as Ebola outbreaks were spreading and shaking up the health care system.
Yale New Haven Health System teamed up with Veoci to create a “Playbook for Disasters” as a real-time solution to manage Ebola preparedness, drills and responses to suspected outbreaks. Click here to read about our Ebola playbook with YNHHS-CEPDR. The features that make the playbook successful are features that Veoci is proud to share with hospitals for just about any type of crisis or disease outbreak.
Many hospitals and public health systems are turning to a virtual EOC to streamline their preparedness and response processes, provide full visibility and centralize all communication and data on one, single platform. Bringing Everyone onto the Central Information Hub Public health officials are faced with the task of coordinating information with local, state, federal and even international organizations that are tracking the same disease. Healthcare providers, hospitals, other local/county agencies and private sector organizations are geographically scattered, but are instantly united in a virtual EOC in times where immediate, real-time communication is key.
Prior to a case of Zika or any major disease ever appearing in your county, health care officials need to have a preparedness plan that is tailored to their unique processes.
In order for a plan to activate and unfold smoothly, key people, assets and resources must be ready and in place.
With critical and sensitive data, security is everything.
Maintaining an up-to-date one stop shop for all communication, data collection, reports, your paperless paper trail of customized forms related to Zika, all maps showing assets and demographics data, and, of course, your means of instant notification during an emergency, ensures that the response team feels more prepared to respond collaboratively across departments and sectors. And after the response is over, you now have a full record of every action and exchange that took place. For those who want a streamlined, efficient response to any crisis or outbreak that may arise, paper is out and virtual communication and response centers are in.
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