LiveProcess to Provide Emergency Preparedness System to Penn Medicine

“Efficient communication is a cornerstone of our emergency management and safety department’s mission to ensure patient and staff safety, maintain continuity of care and operations, and minimize facility damage in an emergency or disaster situation.”

LiveProcess, a leader in emergency management and clinical collaboration systems for healthcare, announced it has signed a contract with the University of Pennsylvania Health System to provide the LiveProcess emergency management system for communication and coordination across all Penn Medicine facilities, including ambulatory and home health care services.

The LiveProcess emergency management system supports universal employee notification and response in as little as 3 to 17 minutes. Real-time response capabilities from mobile phones and tablets, and the use of cloud-based collaborative event boards, allow healthcare organizations using the LiveProcess system to achieve rapid situational awareness within departments, between facilities, across a health system, with executives and incident command, and with regional healthcare coalitions.

“Health systems need to reach each employee quickly in an emergency, wherever that person may be – in the hospital, in the community, or at home. PennMed is taking a proactive approach to emergency management,” said Terry Zysk, CEO of LiveProcess. “We are pleased to provide PennMed with an efficient way to achieve rapid notification and situational awareness in disasters, severe weather, cyberattacks, and other adverse events – as well as everyday coordination.“

“Efficient communication is a cornerstone of our emergency management and safety department’s mission to ensure patient and staff safety, maintain continuity of care and operations, and minimize facility damage in an emergency or disaster situation,” said John Wierzbowski, MSc., MPH, CHEP, corporate manager for enterprise business continuity and emergency operations at University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Compliance with the CMS emergency preparedness rule

The CMS emergency preparedness rule, which takes effect on November 16, requires hospitals and health systems to have redundant communication capabilities for internal coordination that extend to all employees wherever…

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