Role of Emergency Management Software During Health Emergencies
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Role of Emergency Management Software During Health Emergencies

By Gov CIO Outlook | Thursday, November 19, 2020

A field-proven tool called Emergency Management Software (EMS) is precisely designed to handle events, incidents, emergencies, and disasters. This application-specific solution developed and improved over the years through close discussion with emergency managers worldwide carries out multiple roles in an organization.

FREMONT, CA: Most organizations, even those with sophisticated business continuity planning, have comprehended at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that their present business systems and software tools are futile. They confirmed they could not handle the specific processes that are exclusive to emergency and disaster management.

Due to their knowledge, generic business software tools typical to most firms like spreadsheet software or team collaboration programs are often the primary choice by recently appointed staff tasked with handling their organization’s emergency response. These products’ limitations become swiftly clear through the trial and error process of trying to grow a workable system with these available tools. When extensive co-ordination, long-range data management, and large data-sets are needed in a prolonged disaster, like the present pandemic, the response and recovery are anticipated to last several years.

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A field-proven tool called Emergency Management Software (EMS) is precisely designed to handle events, incidents, emergencies, and disasters. This application-specific solution developed and improved over the years through close discussion with emergency managers worldwide carries out multiple roles in an organization. EMS offers a single central source of truth that permits all system users, including geographically distributed, cross-functional, and mobile teams, to see and share the same data-set. It can be employed to coordinate the staff’s internal management in quarantine or isolation and track and administer organizational resources like facilities, sites, and stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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For enterprises where they have clients under their care in hospitals, correction facilities, and aged care facilities, the system can manage their client cases, including complex logistical and patient care considerations. It can assist with communicating and managing a remote workforce in changing the need for support and care for firms. A modern enterprise-grade EMS solution is highly scalable and can be employed in an intra-organization, multi-jurisdiction, multi-site, city, state, country, or even global context. It can be positioned stand alone in a central command center or be employed by distributed teams at multiple remote sites with equivalent effectiveness.

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