University Medical Center of El Paso Deploys Everbridge to Automate Secure Emergency Communications and Enhance Patient Care
Level 1 Trauma Center Implements Everbridge CareConverge™ and CEM™ Platform to Enable Secure, Compliant Communications to Critical Staff
November 8, 2018 – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced that the University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC El Paso) has deployed Everbridge’s Critical Event Management™ platform and healthcare-specific solution CareConverge.
UMC El Paso is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and teaching hospital that supports a diverse population of roughly two million people across southeast Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. The hospital was using hardlines and beepers for its communications and recognized the need to upgrade its infrastructure. The UMC El Paso team selected the Everbridge solution because of its secure messaging and call schedule templates that can significantly enhance staff response time and patient care.
As the only Level 1 trauma center within 300 miles, it’s important that UMC El Paso is able to respond quickly to incoming patients. Using the Everbridge platform’s call schedule templates, the communications center at the hospital is able to issue messages through multiple channels to not only communicate with key staff quickly, but also verify that the message has been seen and is acted upon by clinical staff. Everbridge’s communications templates enable customers to streamline patient care by creating UMC El Paso groups with clinical stakeholders who can simultaneously track results.
The hospital also desired the ability to reach employees and clinicians securely on mobile devices during clinical and non-clinical codes to help reduce the number of overhead pages, improve patient throughput and enhance care quality. Modern clinical staff – particularly residents – prefer text-based communications from their mobile devices to any other channel. This presents significant challenges because UMC El Paso could not detect if staff were sharing patient information through their devices – an action that could cause a significant non-compliance fine. Everbridge CareConverge, a real-time clinical collaboration platform, ensures that all communications are HIPAA-compliant.
“Speed is a vital component to successful patient outcomes in all medical centers,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “The University Medical Center of El Paso understands the importance of emergency preparedness and is using the latest collaboration and secure communications technology to provide effective, repeatable processes to eliminate uncertainty during emergencies.”
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events such as IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 4,200 global customers rely on the company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 2 billion messages in 2017, and offers the ability to reach 500 million people in more than 200 countries and territories including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Sweden, the Netherlands, the Bahamas, Singapore, Greece, Cambodia, and a number of the largest states in India. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, Safety Connection™, IT Alerting, Visual Command Center®, Crisis Commander®, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging. Everbridge serves nine of the 10 largest U.S. cities, eight of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all 25 of the 25 busiest North American airports, six of the 10 largest global consulting firms, six of the 10 largest global automakers, all four of the largest global accounting firms, four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers and four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health insurers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in Lansing, San Francisco, Beijing, Bangalore, Kolkata, London, Oslo, Stockholm and Tilburg. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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