How Patient Lookup Reduces the Burden on Disaster Response Caregivers

Standing on the hard concrete floor in a convention center in 2021, I watched as nurses made frustrated and frantic calls to hospitals and nursing homes. Hurricane Ida had swept through Louisiana one week prior, and now instead of booths with branded giveaways, rows...

Emergency Planning: Preparing for Disasters Before They Occur

In 2021, emergency planning is more complicated than ever due to an increase in the frequency and types of events, including concurrent incidents, spanning natural disasters, public health emergencies, and man-made events. As emergencies occur more often, it is...

Disaster Preparedness: How Ready Are We For Hurricane Season?

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is officially in full swing. In the first full month, we have experienced one-fourth of the named storms reserved for this year, with the emergence of Tropical Storms Ana, Bill, Claudette, and Danny. And we now brace for Hurricane...