Emergency management

HealthcareSource Partners with Amplifire Healthcare Alliance, Now Distributing Infection Prevention and Control (COVID-19) Essentials Course

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 4:08pm

"HealthcareSource is committed to providing healthcare organizations with resources and alearning infrastructureto educate and train their staff during this critical time.

Key Points: 
  • "HealthcareSource is committed to providing healthcare organizations with resources and alearning infrastructureto educate and train their staff during this critical time.
  • Partnering with Amplifire provides us with a scalable solution that will help healthcare organizations with emergency preparedness and infection control," said Michael Grossi, CEO of HealthcareSource.
  • While frontline healthcare workers are fighting COVID-19, the proper usage of PPE is instrumental in keeping the spread to a minimum.
  • Built with leading infection control and safety experts from ECRI and other academic institutions, this course will arm caregivers for the ongoing battle with COVID-19.

Tencent Open-sources Another AI-powered Tool to Help Conduct Preliminary Self-evaluation Regarding COVID-19 Infection

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

The COVID-19 self-triage assistant, which is now available on Github for developers around the world, enables preliminary self-evaluation regarding infection of the disease and provides tips on its prevention.

Key Points: 
  • The COVID-19 self-triage assistant, which is now available on Github for developers around the world, enables preliminary self-evaluation regarding infection of the disease and provides tips on its prevention.
  • Prior to this tool, Tencent open-sourced a COVID-19 live updates module last Friday that has answered six billion pandemic-related queries in China over the past two months.
  • By translating professional medical guidance into easy-to-understand messages, this tool was designed to help the public fight the pandemic with knowledge and skills.
  • The tool seeks to help users with symptoms such as fevers and coughing to conduct a preliminary self-evaluation of their illnesses quickly and seek medical care appropriately.

Restaurant Owner in Asheville, North Carolina Commits to Providing Food for Entire Staff and Their Families for at Least 18 Months

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:38pm

Anthony has spent the past few decades developing sustainable solutions for disaster relief and recovery as well as food security.

Key Points: 
  • Anthony has spent the past few decades developing sustainable solutions for disaster relief and recovery as well as food security.
  • Anthony explains that "via this commitment we will be providing comfort and care not only for The Cantina staff but also our food suppliers."
  • However, every week staff members come for a curbside pickup of boxes filled with fresh food to feed their families.
  • While the doors to The Cantina are currently closed they will continue to provide food for their staff and their community.

3M Response to Defense Production Act Order

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:39pm

Yesterday, the Administration formally invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to require 3M to prioritize orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for our N95 respirators.

Key Points: 
  • Yesterday, the Administration formally invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to require 3M to prioritize orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for our N95 respirators.
  • For example, earlier this week, we secured approval from China to export to the U.S. 10 million N95 respirators manufactured by 3M in China.
  • The Administration also requested that 3M cease exporting respirators that we currently manufacture in the United States to the Canadian and Latin American markets.
  • We also continue to act on reports of price gouging and unauthorized reselling related to 3M respirators.

SpendEdge Advises Smart Crisis Management Measures to Cope with the Extreme Price Volatilities in the Financial Services Market Owing to the Impact of COVID 19

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:30pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200403005009/en/

Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200403005009/en/
    Want to know our experts can help you mitigate your business risks in real-time owing to the price volatilities caused by the impact of COVID 19 on the financial services market.
  • Price volatilities are perceived as a telling impact of COVID 19 pandemic on the financial services market.
  • Request a free demo of our digital procurement platform to know how crisis management measures will help you tackle price volatilities caused by the impact of COVID 19 in the financial services market.
  • Can crisis management measure be an answer to the price volatilities in the financial services market?

PACAC plan to question Government on Coronavirus Act

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:03pm

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will invite the Government to give evidence on the Coronavirus Act when Parliament resumes in the week beginning 20 April.

Key Points: 
  • The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will invite the Government to give evidence on the Coronavirus Act when Parliament resumes in the week beginning 20 April.
  • The Committee intends to question ministers in the Cabinet Office, including the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, on the quality of the Coronavirus Act and associated legislation and its effectiveness in implementing Government policy to combat the disease.
  • The session will examine the quality of Government preparations for major crises, including what lessons were learnt from emergency planning exercises and the scope for greater planning and scrutiny of draft emergency legislation.
  • The Committee is also likely to investigate the Civil Contingencies Act, including whether the Government should have made greater use of the existing legislation and whether it may be in need of reform based on lessons being learnt during the current crisis.

PACAC plan to question Government on Coronavirus Act

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:03pm

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will invite the Government to give evidence on the Coronavirus Act when Parliament resumes in the week beginning 20 April.

Key Points: 
  • The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will invite the Government to give evidence on the Coronavirus Act when Parliament resumes in the week beginning 20 April.
  • The Committee intends to question ministers in the Cabinet Office, including the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, on the quality of the Coronavirus Act and associated legislation and its effectiveness in implementing Government policy to combat the disease.
  • The session will examine the quality of Government preparations for major crises, including what lessons were learnt from emergency planning exercises and the scope for greater planning and scrutiny of draft emergency legislation.
  • The Committee is also likely to investigate the Civil Contingencies Act, including whether the Government should have made greater use of the existing legislation and whether it may be in need of reform based on lessons being learnt during the current crisis.

PACAC plan to question Government on Coronavirus Act

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:03pm

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will invite the Government to give evidence on the Coronavirus Act when Parliament resumes in the week beginning 20 April.

Key Points: 
  • The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will invite the Government to give evidence on the Coronavirus Act when Parliament resumes in the week beginning 20 April.
  • The Committee intends to question ministers in the Cabinet Office, including the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, on the quality of the Coronavirus Act and associated legislation and its effectiveness in implementing Government policy to combat the disease.
  • The session will examine the quality of Government preparations for major crises, including what lessons were learnt from emergency planning exercises and the scope for greater planning and scrutiny of draft emergency legislation.
  • The Committee is also likely to investigate the Civil Contingencies Act, including whether the Government should have made greater use of the existing legislation and whether it may be in need of reform based on lessons being learnt during the current crisis.

Sharecare launches national survey to study impact of COVID-19 on community well-being

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:31pm

Upon completion, participants are shown a summary of their responses alongside real-time cumulative survey results to see how their behaviors and feelings compare to others across the nation.

Key Points: 
  • Upon completion, participants are shown a summary of their responses alongside real-time cumulative survey results to see how their behaviors and feelings compare to others across the nation.
  • To access Sharecare's resources for COVID-19 preparedness, awareness and prevention, visit sharecare.com/covid19 or download the free Sharecare app on the App Store and Google Play .
  • PHM's passion is to re-imagine media's role in healthcare, offering deep industry expertise, unparalleled relationships and influence in the healthcare community.
  • Sharecare is the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place.

National Vision Donates 40,000 Masks to Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 9:05pm

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) (National Vision or the Company), one of the nations largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, today announced that it donated 40,000 masks to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) following a call from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to assist healthcare workers in the state with supply of additional protective equipment.

Key Points: 
  • National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) (National Vision or the Company), one of the nations largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, today announced that it donated 40,000 masks to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) following a call from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to assist healthcare workers in the state with supply of additional protective equipment.
  • The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency's Public Assistance Division works closely with local governments to administer critical federal dollars and supplies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • National Vision has been sourcing masks to assist with the eventual safe re-opening of our stores to the public, said Reade Fahs, Chief Executive Officer of National Vision.
  • It is clear that personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed most urgently today by the health care workers in our hospitals treating those affected by the virus.