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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Protecting Facilities and Lone Workers: Webinar Recap

According to a recent Everbridge survey, 81 percent of companies reported that their employees expected their organization to help protect them while they are mobile, traveling or working remotely. When an issue does occur, how can organizations ensure their employees safety? We spoke with Alan Borntrager, Steve Crimando, and Imad Mouline about the behavioral, planning, and […]

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Dr. David Levine Conducts Home Hospital Pilot Study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Hospital stays can yield to unintended consequences, especially in older patients. 20% of older patients will suffer delirium, one third will lose a functional status they will never regain, and 5-10% of older patients will contract a hospital acquired condition or fall while admitted to the hospital. To help mitigate these risks, Dr. David Levine, […]

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Crisis Communications Messaging Best Practices

One of the main objectives of a crisis communications plan is to ensure critical information will be efficiently communicated among responders and stakeholders during an incident. Incidents can take the shape of a wide variety of scenarios for different organizations in every vertical of industry, but all require timely and effective messaging and communication to […]

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Using Telemedicine for Concussion Management

Concussions among youth and professional athletes continue to be a popular trending topic, with legislature like The Lystedt Law passing, and class-action lawsuits against the NFL. In 2009, Washington became the first state to require concussion safety for youths who suffer a concussion while in public. One solution to improving treatment is using telemedicine right from the […]

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The Nuts & Bolts of CMS Emergency Preparedness

To help you put the final touches on your CMS Emergency Preparedness Guidelines by the November 2017 deadline, we spoke with J. Robert “Bob” McKee, D.Sc.(c), MBA from Boston University. He provided some key takeaways from the CMS Interpretive Guidelines. McKee has an extensive background in emergency planning and has done everything from task execution […]

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Community Policing: President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Our nation’s law enforcement officers are operating in a time of conflict and turmoil where changing technologies, ideologies, and information sources have rapidly changed the way we all communicate and coexist. In order to ensure law enforcement strategies remained up-to-date with current societal trends, President Obama ordered the formation of a task force entrusted to […]

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Building a Better Emergency Management Plan Through Resident Opt-Ins

Does your organization have an emergency management plan? Whether you’re a serving a booming metropolitan area, small rural town, or anything in between, every type of community is susceptible to damages caused by uncontrollable external forces. Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, any of these could devastate your community if you aren’t properly prepared beforehand […]

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Flu and Pandemic Preparedness: Expert Insights

Disease outbreaks and pandemics are inevitable.  Over the past 60 years, the number of new diseases has increased fourfold, and the number of large scale outbreaks has more than tripled since 1980. A large scale outbreak or pandemic poses an unusual threat to businesses and agencies as it decreases personnel output and availability rather than […]

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Community Policing: Combating the Opioid Crisis

Community policing has been a positive strategy for achieving a number of of desirable outcomes for law enforcement agencies. These outcomes include lowering local crime rates, improving public opinion of law enforcement, and boosting social media presence, just to name a few. Now, thanks to an experimental strategy tested in North Carolina, eliminating drug markets can […]

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