Submitted on Wed, 2014-02-12
By Carl Brewer

irms|EM User Earns a 100 TAR Score Confirming its Elite Preparedness and Emergency Response Capabilities

Emergency Preparedness in New Hampshire
Upp Technology proudly congratulates the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for earning a perfect score in its annual evaluation of public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A longtime irms|EM® Emergency Management user, the state was recognized by the CDC for successful planning and response to public health hazards that require protecting the health and safety of all people, especially those who are most vulnerable to the impact of an event.
“We are so proud of everyone on the Emergency Preparedness team in New Hampshire,” said Upp Technology President, Carl Brewer. “This is a group of people who have worked tirelessly to make sure the state is prepared for any and every emergency. We have seen their dedication and commitment first-hand and this perfect TAR score is well-deserved recognition of their tremendous effort.”
Highlights from the CDC report, 2013-2014 National Snapshot of Public Health Preparedness, include:
  • The state archived a TAR (State Technical Assistance Review) score of 100 on a 100 point scale
  • Lead incident management staff reported for immediate duty in just 20 minutes - the CDC target for responding was 60 minutes
  • The state passed four out of four biological laboratory proficiency tests
  • 100% percent of E. coli-positive and Listeria positive tests were analyzed and entered into PulseNet database within 4 working days – the CDC target was 90%
  • Emergency Operations successfully approved an Incident Action Plan before the start of the second operational period
  • The state successfully issued and initial risk communication to the public during a real or simulated emergency
As partners in Emergency Preparedness with Upp Technology, the state of New Hampshire utilizes irms|EM Emergency Management to provide complete control over the receipt, staging, and mobilization of emergency pharmaceuticals, supplies, and emergency equipment. The cloud-based emergency preparedness system provides the DHHS with mobile access to a centralized system where officials can easily monitor emergency inventories as they are consumed and patients as they are treated. The system allows officials to respond immediately in the event that local supplies require replenishment. The system also records every movement of the resources throughout the state, from distribution to regional Points of Dispensing (PODs) to local healthcare providers.
The emergency preparedness system also includes a powerful incident management tool, where assets can be visualized by responding emergency service so decisions are made with the most accurate information available when time is of the essence.
The state also utilizes irms|PM® Patient Management as part of irms|EM for secure, fast, and accurate patient management and tracking of viral outbreaks including hepatitis and meningitis. The Patient Tracking system provides registration, triage, consultation, treatment dispensing, transportation, and disposition, including evacuation and sheltering in a public health emergency.


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