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Are Your Healthcare Organization’s Emergency Communications Compliant With The CMS Rule?

Originally posted on Alertfind's blog.

Meg Nash, MPH, emergency preparedness expert and FEMA trainer, joins Danielle Ricci, Sr. Director of Marketing for AlertFind, to discuss what healthcare organizations need to know about the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule and how they can get the most from their emergency communications planning.

In our upcoming webinar,she’ll discuss how hospitals and other healthcare organizations can work together to create emergency preparedness plans to share resources and provide continuity of care for patients during an emergency.

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AlertMedia Recognized as One of Ten IoT Start-Ups to Watch

Originally posted on the AlertMedia blog.

We’re proud to announce that AlertMedia was recently named as one of the top 10 Internet-of-Things (IoT) start-ups to watch by Network World. The term “Internet-of-Things” refers to the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data.

Communication is the glue that ties all of the “things” together in the Internet-of-Things, so we have a very unique role to play. Many start-ups in this category might help these “things” communicate with each other, but AlertMedia takes the next step to help these things communicate with decision-makers and response teams.

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What Is a Standby Database?

What Is a Standby Database?

NOTE TO READER: This post is a post from guest blogger Chris Lawless, VP of Product Management at Dbvisit.

What Is a Standby Database?

I was recently asked that question on a call. I was taken back a bit because I thought surely ‘everybody knows that’. But it was a good reminder that we should not take ‘common knowledge’ for granted. Some people might be new to Oracle databases, others might know standby’s as a different term. I know that our Founder and Chairman, Arjen Visser, had a blog on this over five years ago. So I figured it is maybe time for a quick refresher.

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Why You Should (Still) Be Thinking About Disaster Recovery Right Now!

Why You Should (Still) Be Thinking About Disaster Recovery Right Now!

Let’s face it, DR – the business of disaster recovery planning – is not the most glamorous of topics in the I.T “universe”, and is often times treated as a poor cousin. But its reticence in speaking up for itself doesn’t make it any less important! There are forces at work ‘out there’ that threaten to jeopardize the carefully crafted structure and order of your business. So we need to be cognizant of this threat.

When thinking about disasters (if we think about them at all) we usually don’t imagine they will happen to us. These events happen to other people, in other countries. We naively expect that everything will be fine, and on this thread of hope carry on with business as if it will be.

Hope is not a strategy.

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What Can We Learn From This Year’s Severe Flu Season?

Originally posted on Alertfind's blog.

The 2017-18 flu season was one of the most severe in recent years. There were nearly 152,000 reported cases of the flu recorded this season. More than 28,500 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported between Oct. 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Additionally, the highest rate of hospitalization was among adults over the age of 65, followed by adults 50-64 years old.

This year, 160 deaths of children due to flu were reported, according to the CDC.

With all this information available, it’s critical for businesses to learn from the recent flu season. By defining and implementing best practices amid a pandemic like the flu, emergency preparedness managers can protect employees and maintain their companies’ resiliency.

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