Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 29, 2014
Download this case study to learn how SAMA HealthCare Services uses an Open platform from Allscripts to customize its healthy EHR core and focus on preventative care that is keeping patients out of the emergency room. The results? An estimated savings of $2.6 million in unnecessary ER visits and $2 million earned for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and Meaningful Use.
Get this free white paper to read why mass casualty and other public health emergencies create a demand for information within hospitals, between hospitals, between hospitals and local incident command centers, and between local, statewide and multi-state incident command centers and agencies.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Oct 03, 2012
With a staff of more than 60,000 people dispersed across the United States, U.S. Bank turned to BlackBerry® Alliance member Tenet for a robust and intuitive program that would allow it to send crucial information in the event of an emergency.
Are you taking the proper precautions in identifying hazards for lone workers and reducing their risk for injury? If not, your workers could suffer delays in emergency response or medical assistance. Stay in compliance and help keep your employees safe with this Free Best Practices Report.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
In the last few years, businesses have changed the way they protect data.
Studies show they’re abandoning traditional backup and recovery in favor of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).1 With DRaaS, businesses enjoy the luxury of keeping a replica of their data hosted at a remote site that they can fail over to in an emergency—without bearing any of the infrastructure costs or maintenance responsibilities. All infrastructure and maintenance is the responsibility of the provider. Gartner predicts that global DRaaS revenue will reach $3.4 billion by 2019. The firm cited several reasons for the shift:
Everyone should be able to communicate from any device - especially in an emergency situation. The Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration Solution (IPICS) brings this capability to ANY organization without anyone having to purchase new or unique devices. In this clip we build a fully functional network on set to see exactly how this works, even using an iPad to communicate to a hand held radio.
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face.
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face. It specifically examines this topic through applications in law enforcement, emergency response, corrections, courts, and national security, and shows how IoE can help transform agencies to better protect citizens and make communities safer. Finally, this paper will provide recommendations on strategy implementation to enable agencies to take the next steps.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times. Cisco and our partners can help agencies obtain secure networks.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a continuous interaction among people, processes, data, and things. Sensors, networks, and smart devices are ubiquitous, providing a torrent of streaming data or big data. The Internet of Things (IoT), which is a network of physical objects accessed through the Internet that can sense and communicate, is a component of IoE.
Cisco is helping customers and strategic partners leverage the full potential of IoE to achieve radical results across all sectors and industries. Indeed, IoE is capable of helping public safety and justice agencies increase cost efficiency, improve safety and security, provide better response times, and increase productivity.
Automating disaster recovery and disaster recovery testing saves time and budget, plus reduces risk when there is an actual emergency. With weather events, ransomware, and other outages distruping your business, you need a modern disaster recovery solution that really works at time of disaster. Choosing the right disaster recovery solution can be the difference between keeping your business up and running or going dark during an emergency.
Learn hoe the commvault platform for data management provides availability for your business against today's real world outages
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Sebasticook Valley Health’s Emergency Department found that when it came to obtaining medication history, DrFirst’s MedHx(SM) solution provided vast improvements over the built-in feed from their integrated electronic medical records system. The hospital did a side by side comparison of MedHx(SM) and their existing feed, and determined that MedHx(SM) provided superior results, which reduced staff time spent on medication reconciliation, improved patient safety and enabled the hospital pharmacy, as well as doctors and nurses, to be more proactive in pulling medication history upon patient admission.
NJ 2-1-1 is a free phone number and online database that connects New Jersey residents quickly and effectively to community resources and emergency information. It is part of a growing national model that provides 190 million Americans in all 50 states.
A recent OSHA Info sheet details the adverse side effects caused by contaminated water from improperly maintained emergency eyewash stations. When this safety equipment isn’t properly maintained, the stagnant water that collects has a greater likelihood of harboring potentially harmful organisms, including Acanthamoeba, Pseudomonas and Legionella that are known to cause infections when they come into contact with the eyes and skin or if they are inhaled.
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The slap of cold water on an unsuspecting victim has been standard comedy fare for years, and it can make
for an amusing scenario, assuming you’re not the one being doused. In an emergency situation however, non-tempered
water is anything but funny. Exposure to domestic water temperatures in many parts of the country while using an emergency shower or eyewash has it’s risk- hypothermia and/or scalding.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) revised the Z358.1 standard to include a water delivery
temperature range of 60° to 100°F. The heart of the tempered water delivery system is the mixing valve,
which ensures that the safety equipment safely receives water at the required temperature.
Federal safety regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) make the importance of safety equipment in potentially dangerous
working environments clear. The stringent guidelines for emergency showers and eyewashes, however, don’t
extend to the inclusion of mandatory alarm and electronic monitoring systems on this equipment.
Implementing best practices with the addition of both alarm and wireless monitoring systems is the best way for
workplaces to exceed normal expectations by creating superior emergency response procedures. From initiating an emergency response as soon as safety equipment is engaged to maintaining detailed records of when stations are used, tested, and maintained, these wireless systems can
create safer, more responsive working environments. Not only will this help ensure employee safety, it can make it easier for facilities to stay in compliance with OSHA and ANSI standards.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.151, requires that “Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.”
Proper emergency equipment selection is a function of knowing your risks, the characteristics of the materials you work with, and logical consideration of the variety of products and design configurations available. Download this white paper to help determine whether a portable or plumbed emergency eyewash/shower product is appropriate for your facility.
Once you've determined that an emergency station is needed, you need to define whether a portable or plumbed station is most appropriate. Proper emergency equipment selection is a function of knowing your risks. Fill out the form to read this white paper on choosing between portable and plumbed eyewashes.
When a victim is in need of an eyewash or shower, a facility must already be prepared with a complete safety response environment. ANSI eyewash and shower compliance are standard measures to abide by, but is it enough for your employees? There are several best practices that can and should be implemented to exceed the standard expectations and guarantee a reliable safety response. This area that must exceed expectations by factoring for ease of use and victim comfort before, during, and after safety equipment usage.
Laboratories of AgroFresh, a subsidiary of DOW AgroSciences and DOW Chemical, produces and applies organic compound products designed to control and lengthen the storage life of fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants. Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and gasses is an everyday part of the job.
When the AgroFresh laboratory in Yakima, Washington, was in need of a new emergency eyewash, lab manager Robert A. Wolff began searching for a product that was economical in size, efficient and innovative – a leading product in safety with science driving its design. The faucet-mounted AXION® eyePOD® quickly stood out for its compact size, unobtrusive installation and science behind its outward-flushing technology.
When it comes to emergency shower and eyewash equipment, a ten-degree difference could make all the difference. The right water temperature is critical to ensuring medically suitable results for an injured person. Current ANSI Standards (American National Standards Institute) are referenced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) when evaluating facilities and mandate a temperature range defined as “tepid.” This is clarified as a 40-degree temperature range for flushing fluids spanning from 60°F to 100°F [16°C to 38°C].