Emergency management

Automated Virtual Care Platform Conversa Health Expands Series B to $20 million

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:07pm

Conversa Health, a leading virtual care and triage platform, has expanded its Series B financing to $20 million during a year in which the company experienced sixfold growth of its platform.

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  • Conversa Health, a leading virtual care and triage platform, has expanded its Series B financing to $20 million during a year in which the company experienced sixfold growth of its platform.
  • With the closing of the Series B round, Conversa has raised a total of $34 million.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210119005642/en/
    Automated virtual care platform Conversa Health is expanding its Series B to $20 million after its platform grew sixfold in 2020.
  • Conversa will use the additional Series B funds to continue to scale its technology platform, expand its library of automated virtual care digital pathways, and fuel growth with new and existing customers.

Public consultation: Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health and strengthening the European Centre for disease prevention and control

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 4:02pm

The Commission is putting forward a set of proposals to strengthen the EU's health security framework, and to reinforce the crisis preparedness and response role of key EU agencies.

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  • The Commission is putting forward a set of proposals to strengthen the EU's health security framework, and to reinforce the crisis preparedness and response role of key EU agencies.
  • The proposals focus on updating the existing legal framework for serious cross border threats to health, as well as reinforcing the crisis preparedness and response role of the two key EU agencies the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
  • The CoR would like to hear your views:
    The public consultation is open for feedback until 12 February 2021.
  • Your feedback will be summarised and delivered to the rapporteur.

Potential for Small, Targeted PSPS Event in Nine Counties: Forecasted Strong, Offshore Winds and Dry Conditions Mean PG&E May Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety to Approximately 21,000 Customers Monday Night

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 3:27am

There is still uncertainty regarding the strength and timing of this weather wind event, which PG&E is carefully monitoring.

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  • There is still uncertainty regarding the strength and timing of this weather wind event, which PG&E is carefully monitoring.
  • Potential for Small, Targeted Public Safety Power Shutoff: What People Should Know
    The potential PSPS event is still two days away.
  • PG&E in-house meteorologists as well as staff in its Wildfire Safety Operations Center and Emergency Operations Center continue to monitor conditions.
  • The offshore weather event is expected to produce damage-producing winds across much of California beginning Sunday and extending into early next week.

Notable Health First to Launch Automated Identification and Engagement of Patients Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

Health systems can now use Notable to automatically identify eligible patients and educate them on how to receive the vaccine.

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  • Health systems can now use Notable to automatically identify eligible patients and educate them on how to receive the vaccine.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, more than 280,000 automated COVID-19 pre-visit screenings have been performed using Notable's COVID Triage solution .
  • Keep patients informed about when and where to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the locations of designated administration sites.
  • "By leveraging intelligent automation to identify, outreach, educate and triage patients, health systems can develop efficient and equitable vaccine distribution workflows."

Emergency Reporting Releases Report to Simplify Process for Assistance to Firefighters Grants Applications

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:05am

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Emergency Reporting , the leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, has released a new report to assist customers with their applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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  • BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Emergency Reporting , the leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, has released a new report to assist customers with their applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • To help make the AFG application process simpler, Emergency Reporting created an easy-to-use report that significantly reduces the time needed to compile all of the data required in the AFG Application Checklist Table 4: Call Volumes .
  • Emergency Reporting CEO David Nokes says that many fire agencies are using their Emergency Reporting software during this time to help save time and money, and to secure crucial grant funding.
  • "Cloud-based fire software like Emergency Reporting can save departments thousands, as well as many hours of personnel time," Nokes says.

The Sequoia Project Launches Emergency Preparedness Information Workgroup for State Interoperability and Health Information Sharing Challenges

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

The workgroup will focus on a range of interoperability and health IT challenges for states, such as policy and regulatory issues, programmatic challenges, data privacy, funding, resources, and communications, in regard to ensuring information is readily accessible to support emergency preparedness.

Key Points: 
  • The workgroup will focus on a range of interoperability and health IT challenges for states, such as policy and regulatory issues, programmatic challenges, data privacy, funding, resources, and communications, in regard to ensuring information is readily accessible to support emergency preparedness.
  • Theyre often challenged to readily access the information they need for response efforts, said Debbie Condrey, chief information officer of The Sequoia Project and facilitator of the workgroup.
  • For more information on The Sequoia Projects Emergency Preparedness Information Workgroup, and to view workgroup participants and find materials for upcoming meetings, visit the website at https://sequoiaproject.org/interoperability-matters-2/ .
  • The Sequoia Project is a non-profit, 501c3, public-private collaborative chartered to advance implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange.

Facedrive Health’s TraceSCAN Endorsed by LiUNA as the Wearable Contact-Tracing Solution of Choice, Following Provincial State of Emergency Announcement

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

This endorsement comes on the heels of the Government of Ontario declaring an official state of emergency with additional measures of lockdown.

Key Points: 
  • This endorsement comes on the heels of the Government of Ontario declaring an official state of emergency with additional measures of lockdown.
  • LiUNA has recently carried out a pilot project with TraceSCAN and, following its successful completion, endorsed implementation of TraceSCAN across all its construction sites for the duration of the state of emergency and Emergency Order.
  • As such, TraceSCAN is especially suited for work environments where employees are unable to carry cell phones in the work sites.
  • It is an honor for us to have our solution endorsed by LiUNA, one of the largest unions in North America, said Sayan Navaratnam, Chairman and CEO of Facedrive.

Future of School Announces Successful Practices Network as a Resilient Schools Project Partner

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 6:00pm

DENVER, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Future of School (FoS) today announced that the Successful Practices Network (SPN), which provides customized design support, consulting and training related to dropout prevention, trauma skills, career and technical education and literacy, has joined as a partner in the Resilient Schools Project (RSP).

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  • DENVER, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Future of School (FoS) today announced that the Successful Practices Network (SPN), which provides customized design support, consulting and training related to dropout prevention, trauma skills, career and technical education and literacy, has joined as a partner in the Resilient Schools Project (RSP).
  • We're excited to have an expert partner in the Successful Practices Network to support our efforts to advance the critical mission of the RSP."
  • To learn more about the Resilient Schools Project and future participation opportunities, please e-mail Amy Valentine at avalentine@futureof.school .
  • Learn more at http://www.futureof.school
    The Successful Practices Network (SPN) is a not-for-profit organization that works with schools and districts globally.

Worldwide Insights on the CBRNE Defense System Industry to 2025 - Enhanced CBRNE Training Using Simulator Technology Presents Opportunities

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 6:00pm

The global CBRNE defense system market generated $13.56 billion in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.10%, during 2020-2025.

Key Points: 
  • The global CBRNE defense system market generated $13.56 billion in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.10%, during 2020-2025.
  • The global CBRNE defense system market is not expected to play out the same way for every region.
  • Which region is expected to contribute the most to the global CBRNE defense system market during the forecast period?
  • Moreover, country analysis has also been done in order to have a clear picture of the CBRNE defense system market.

Worldwide Board Games Market to 2026 - Adoption Of Digital-First Approach Presents Opportunities

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 8:00pm

Turbulences in the supply chain and restrict imposition of lockdowns across the globe have adversely affected retail board games.

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  • Turbulences in the supply chain and restrict imposition of lockdowns across the globe have adversely affected retail board games.
  • Cafes facilitating board games have witnessed a steep decline in footfall after the easing of lockdown restrictions across the world.
  • However, there are several reasons for the significant growth of the global board games market, including the emergence of board game conventions, gaming cafes, and nerd culture.
  • The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the board games market during the forecast period:
    The study considers the present scenario of the board games market and its market dynamics for the period 2020-2026.