University Hospitals Implements Everbridge Emergency Notification System
Everbridge Assists Healthcare Network in Streamlining Emergency Management and Internal Communications
LOS ANGELES, CA – January 13, 2010 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, has implemented Everbridge AwareTM into its emergency operations plan to facilitate critical communications throughout its nationally recognized healthcare system.
With an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians throughout Northeast Ohio, University Hospitals selected Everbridge to streamline and automate communications during emergencies and disasters. The user-friendly emergency notification system enables quick communication of critical information to multiple care-givers and hospital administrators through a variety of communications devices, including mobile phones, landlines, smartphones, email, text messaging, instant messaging, pagers, and more.
“After an extensive review process, we selected Everbridge for its ease-of-use, versatility and proven performance record delivering on our hospital system’s functional requirements,” said Mary Alice Annecharico, Chief Information Officer, University Hospitals. “Everbridge will provide us with an automated system to ensure continuous communications and help us to facilitate the best care for our patients during emergency and disaster situations.”
In addition to leveraging Everbridge to improve internal communications on a day-to-day basis, University Hospitals will use the system on a monthly basis to test the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and improve emergency response capabilities during a crisis.
“More than 400 hospitals rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification needs and to meet Joint Commission Standards of Care Requirements,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge. “We are pleased that University Hospitals has decided to partner with us to continue its ongoing commitment to emergency preparation and preeminent medical care.”
Everbridge Aware, which is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, is the premier emergency notification system that leading hospital networks use to communicate critical information during emergencies and disasters. The automated notification system provides rapid and reliable communication capabilities, as well as comprehensive reporting to support accreditation requirements such as Joint Commission Standards of Care Requirements.
About University Hospitals
University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked second in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Ireland Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, go to www.uhhospitals.org
Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents and connect on a daily basis. The company’s notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model makes communicating to many as simple and effective as communicating to one. Organizations in more than 100 countries—including Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, the State of Connecticut, the American Red Cross, and Virginia Tech—rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com