Preparing for Hurricane Florence

The Everbridge team is here to support all customers in the path of Hurricane Florence. We wanted to briefly re-post some important best practices that we shared at the beginning of this year’s hurricane season, as well as encourage readers, regardless of your critical communications vendor, to please take a few minutes to verify the […]

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Workplace Violence in Healthcare

The occurrence of workplace violence for healthcare workers is nearly 4 times higher than other industries. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Nurses Association, nurses are particularly vulnerable to workplace violence, with 21% of nurses reporting having been physically assaulted in the last 12 months and over 50% reported being verbally […]

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School Shooting Preparedness Blog Series, Part 4

We were joined by crisis response expert and Principal of Behavioral Science Applications, Steven Crimando, who discussed up-to-date crisis management and violence protection strategies for teachers and students to mitigate and prevent school shooting scenarios. Our expert answers a series of questions about preventing school shootings in our blog series, School Shooting Preparedness. And don’t miss our […]

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School Shooting Preparedness Blog Series, Part 3

We were joined by crisis response expert and Principal of Behavioral Science Applications, Steven Crimando, who discussed up-to-date crisis management and violence protection strategies for teachers and students to mitigate and prevent school shooting scenarios. Our expert answers a series of questions about preventing school shootings in our blog series, School Shooting Preparedness. And don’t miss our […]

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School Shooting Preparedness Blog Series, Part 2

We were joined by crisis response expert and Principal of Behavioral Science Applications, Steven Crimando, who discussed up-to-date crisis management and violence protection strategies for teachers and students to mitigate and prevent school shooting scenarios. Our expert answers a series of questions about preventing school shootings in our blog series, School Shooting Preparedness. And don’t miss our […]

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School Shooting Preparedness Blog Series, Part 1

We have partnered with crisis response expert and Principal of Behavioral Science Applications, Steven Crimando, for a series of blog posts discussing crisis management and violence protection strategies for teachers and students around school shootings. Mr. Crimando addresses one key question to school violence prevention and response in each blog post. And don’t miss our upcoming webinar on […]

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CSO Secrets to Success

Over the last several weeks, I had the opportunity to meet and network with some of our industry’s most prominent security leaders to discuss the evolving challenges we’re faced with as CSOs. As the former CSO of Fannie Mae, and having worked at Walmart to investigate and protect company interests related to compliance and ethics […]

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How to Avoid a “Zombie” Breach

Recently, power outage messages in one city have included warnings about zombies. While fans of the Walking Dead may have been amused (or frustrated that “Walker” wasn’t used instead), misuse of an emergency notification system greatly affects the reception of future messages and public perception of the sender, and may increase the likelihood of opt-outs. […]

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Code Critical: An Approach Hospitals Shouldn’t Ignore

Andrea Perry, Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Educator at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, recently interviewed with us about how the medical center’s Emergency Department (ED) created Code Critical, a more targeted response team for critically ill patients, supported by streamlined processes and communication tools. The interview provides a glimpse of key strategies Andrea shared during a […]

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Bringing AlertFlorida to Life

In 2016 Everbidge was selected as the service provider for the development and implementation of AlertFlorida, a landmark initiative which provides statewide emergency alert and notification services to Florida residents, businesses and visitors. We invited Bryan Koon, Vice President of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at IEM and former Director of the Florida Division of […]

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Secrets to a Successful Home Hospital Program

Recently, Dr. David Levine, MD, MA piloted a Brigham and Women’s home hospital program in Boston, MA, with the goal of bringing acute care into the home for patients. By leveraging highly monitored and coordinated communication – enabled by Everbridge CareConverge – between physicians, in-home caregivers and patients, the home hospital pilot program proved beneficial […]

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Give Your Notification System a Day Job – A Recap

Thousands of law enforcement and other public safety agencies across the country are now using emergency notification systems like Everbridge Nixle to stay connected with their community, even when there isn’t an emergency. We were recently joined by Mike Parker, retired Commander of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, who came on to share some of […]

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Key Takeaways from Resilience: The Critical Event Management Summit 2018

117 industry professionals from more than 50 organizations came together at the end of February in Orlando for Everbridge’s first Critical Event Management Summit: Resilience. The theme of the meeting was elevating the value that security and business continuity groups provide to their stakeholders. Speakers and panelists came from a variety of customers, as well […]

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Big Crowds, Big Worries – How Philadelphia Used Everbridge for Crowd Management at the 2018 Super Bowl Championship Parade

Philadelphia is “Eagles Ready!” The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated their first Super Bowl win in franchise history with a parade Thursday, bringing throngs of fans from across the region into the city for the big event. With officials expecting “the largest parade crowd in the city’s history,” preparations were made to accommodate more than two million […]

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Communication and Collaboration from Volume to Value

Real-Time Communication and Collaboration are at the Heart of the Move from Volume to Value US healthcare is rapidly moving from a volume-based to a value-based model of care that measures health outcomes against the cost of delivering the outcomes. Hospital executives are looking for ways to balance long-standing priorities – including compensation and risk […]

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Communication Guidelines for Epidemics/Pandemics

In their 2005 document, Outbreak Communication Guidelines, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that they believe it is crucial, “to acknowledge that communication expertise has become as essential to outbreak control as epidemiological training and laboratory analysis.” Due to rapid globalization through the introduction of powerful communication tools that allow news to spread globally in […]

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Hawaii False Alarm: Prudent Practices

Learning from the Hawaii ballistic missile alert The Hawaii false alarm has sparked a national discussion on emergency management systems and the process for using them. This debate has underscored the critical role that these systems play in keeping the public informed. At the same time, it is leading many organizations to ask: Could a […]

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Crisis Management for GSOCs: Human and Technology Factors

Lewin’s Equation says that human behavior is a function of both the individual and the environment they presently reside in. When thinking about a Global Security Operations Center (GSOC), both the human factor and the technological factor have to be working at peak performance 24/7, especially under times where many variables and peak stress are present at once.   […]

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Key Takeaways From Lone Workers: Understanding and Managing Risk Webinar

Lone Workers: Understanding and Managing Risk Webinar Recap According to the Berg Insight, there are 53 million lone workers worldwide. In the United States, OSHA does not define “lone working”, but several states have loose guidelines that your company could adhere to. Lone work is a high risk activity and should be defined, monitored, protected by your company if you allow it. […]

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3 Questions with Guest Presenter Richard Serino

On October 12th at 1PM EST, Richard Serino, former Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and current Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health joins Everbridge to present his Coordinating Emergency Response: Lessons From the 2017 Hurricane Season webinar. We sat with Mr. Serino to ask him a few […]

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Clery Act: Improving Emergency Notification Processes

Failure to comply with The Clery Act could result in fines upwards of $2.4 million dollars. It was recently amended to include regulations around emergency responses, emergency notifications, timely warnings, missing student notifications, fire safety reporting, and hate crime reporting, and a new handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting was released by the Department […]

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