Redeploy and Rebalance Staff for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Redeploy and Rebalance Staff for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

“We don’t have enough nurses.” As COVID-19 cases surge in hotspots, hospitals are forced to scramble for adequate staffing. While health systems and public health agencies work to create capacity for COVID-19 patients, especially ICU beds and negative pressure rooms, the availability of nurses needed to staff these beds lags behind. In this blog post, I’ll describe how one of our customers uses specific LiveProcess tools to handle staffing challenges during this pandemic, and then look at the big picture for healthcare staffing in the months and years to come.

Health System Manages Staff COVID-19 Exposure and Symptom Tracking

Health System Manages Staff COVID-19 Exposure and Symptom Tracking

Potential staff exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic virus required the health system to alert the 380 staff who had contact with a COVID-positive patient prior to diagnosis. These staff members spanned multiple facilities, and shifts, and served in roles as varied as clinicians, transportation and environmental services. Infection control outreach needed to happen quickly to limit the spread of disease.

“We needed a simple, elegant solution to track our staff and have near real-time information on their COVID-19 status,” explained the IT director at the health system. “We spent a day or two swirling over what tool to use before deciding that LiveProcess was our best choice.”

Healthcare IT Today: A Virtual Situation Management System’s Experience with COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today: A Virtual Situation Management System’s Experience with COVID-19

To learn a little more about LiveProcess and their experience amidst COVID-19, Healthcare IT Today’s John Lynn sat down with Terry Zysk, CEO of LiveProcess, to discuss how LiveProcess came to be and to hear some of the stories from their healthcare customers amidst COVID-19. Zysk also shares how COVID-19 is different from other crisis situations LiveProcess customers have dealt with before and what a real-time virtual situation management platform should include to be effective. We also talk about whether you can implement new technology in the middle of the crisis or not and what other crisis may be missing our attention because we’re so focused on COVID-19.

If you want to learn about crisis management and how you can better prepare your healthcare organization for the next crisis you’ll enjoy this video with Lynn and Zysk .

Healthcare Innovation: Emergency Management Healthcare Coalition Proves Valuable in Riverside County

Healthcare Innovation: Emergency Management Healthcare Coalition Proves Valuable in Riverside County

A key to the coalition’s capabilities is the fact that all members agreed to use the same technology platform, LiveProcess, which offers a secure, real-time virtual situation management system built for healthcare systems to dynamically rebalance business and clinical operations to meet demand while managing quality of care, employee and patient safety and financial risk.

LiveProcess Launches Aware, Real-time Platform for End-to-End Situation Management in Healthcare

LiveProcess Launches Aware, Real-time Platform for End-to-End Situation Management in Healthcare

CHELMSFORD, MA – July 7, 2020 – LiveProcess, the leader in healthcare emergency management solutions, today announced the release of LiveProcess Aware™, a secure, real-time virtual situation management platform built for healthcare systems to dynamically rebalance business and clinical operations while managing quality of care, safety and financial risk.

“As we saw with the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems need to be better prepared to innovate and rapidly adapt to changing situations in order to thrive,” said Terry Zysk, CEO, LiveProcess. “Doing that successfully requires real-time situational awareness and close collaboration across clinical, operational and business domains.”

Healthcare Business Today: Hospitals Need Situation Management to Adapt to COVID-19 Uncertainty

Healthcare Business Today: Hospitals Need Situation Management to Adapt to COVID-19 Uncertainty

For survival in an uncertain financial and public health environment, U.S. health systems grapple with a new requirement: to be nimble. In this guest post, Terry Zysk, CEO at healthcare IT company LiveProcess, explains how some health systems and hospitals are employing situational awareness and collaboration technology to respond and adapt to unforeseen situations, including but not limited to COVID-19.

HIStalk: How Health Systems Use Technology in New Ways to Adapt to COVID-19

HIStalk: How Health Systems Use Technology in New Ways to Adapt to COVID-19

A public health emergency response creates large-scale logistical issues. Hospitals are changing protocols, rethinking workflows, repurposing clinical areas and redistributing staff to adapt to a shift in demand with COVID-19. Some of the innovative US hospitals we work with are solving pandemic-related problems by repurposing already deployed or quick-to-deploy technology. Creativity is allowing these health systems to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. Their experiences may spur ideas that help your own health system improvise and adapt to COVID-19 and other disruptive situations.

Faster Screening of Healthcare Personnel with Surveys & Notifications

Faster Screening of Healthcare Personnel with Surveys & Notifications

As the COVID-19 pandemic pushes health systems to the limit, safeguarding the health of hospital employees is paramount. Knowing the health status of each staff member before the start a shift helps protect patients and co-workers from infection.

Screening every worker every day is an immense task. In this post, we share examples of how LiveProcess customers use the LiveProcess platform to manage this challenge with notifications and surveys.

As you adjust to keep up with this public health crisis, having a simple, orderly way of complying with staff screening guidelines can help.

Government Technology: Emergency Management – Georgia Medical Center Deploys New Software as Coronavirus Hits

Government Technology: Emergency Management – Georgia Medical Center Deploys New Software as Coronavirus Hits

Tift Regional Medical Center in Georgia deployed the LiveProcess Emergency Manager software two weeks before the coronavirus hit the region and began managing the virus via the system immediately. The medical center’s virtual command center is a management portal that acts as a kind of “virtual bulletin board,” allowing staff to disseminate information, keep track of planning and coordination and response to situations. It keeps all staff on the same page in real time.

Quickly Find and Share COVID-19 Resources Across Your Healthcare Coalition or Health System

Quickly Find and Share COVID-19 Resources Across Your Healthcare Coalition or Health System

In this blog post, one in a blog series on COVID-19 pandemic response solutions, we’ll share how the coalition in Riverside uses the coordination and collaboration features of LiveProcess to manage bed and ventilator availability across 18 facilities.

Riverside collects availability information from the facilities in its coalition by using the survey feature in LiveProcess. Creating a survey is intuitive and highly customizable, so you can capture exactly the information you need in the format you want, such as free text, multiple choice, checklist, or numeric answer. For bed and ventilator availability, Riverside surveys each facility for the quantity of resources in several different categories.

Free COVID-19 Response Package for Health Systems: Expedite a coordinated response

Free COVID-19 Response Package for Health Systems: Expedite a coordinated response

Many health systems are struggling with the onslaught of information, issues, roadblocks and more that arise during a large-scale situation like the COVID-19 pandemic.

We see how our customers are effectively sharing information, expediting response and monitoring the well-being of their staff by leveraging LiveProcess.

That’s why LiveProcess is offering a no-charge, no-strings-attached COVID-19 Response Package for eligible U.S. health systems.

The package provides a virtual situation center for the coordination and management of your health system’s response to COVID-19 as it affects your organization, your staff and your community.

What’s New: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule in 2019

What’s New: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule in 2019

Updates to the CMS emergency preparedness final rule have been under discussion since it went into effect in September 2016. On February 1, 2019, CMS released an update to the emergency preparedness rule. This update went into effect immediately. Other proposed changes remain works in progress. Here are some of the key changes, effective and proposed, that may affect your healthcare delivery organization.