VHASS – Emergency Management for for Healthcare
VHASS is a web-based emergency management system designed to coordinate and streamline individual and regional health care response to all hazards. Fully interoperable, built\-in modules “handshake” with one another to save time, reduce confusion and provide intelligent real-time responses.
The project has been funded by HHS/AHRQ (HRSA/ASPR programs) and managed by a coordination/collaboration between the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. Virginia’s goal was to develop a sustainable solution.
Listed below is a brief overview of system modules and functionality/capabilities. – Event Notification/Logs with Situation Reporting (SitRep)
- Statewide Alerting: SMS text and voice
- Emergency Operations Status Boards: Dialysis Services, Hospital, Alternate Care, Support Agency, Long Term Care, Air Transport
- Patient Tracking: HL7 data feeds, EMS Transport feeds, manual input (HIPAA Compliant)
- Long Term Care Resident Tracking
- Family Reunification: VA 211 Patient Locator
- EO Dashboard: customizable EO Status widgets
- GIS EM: complete GIS application that integrates system data with map layers and GIS functionality
- Membership Management / Organization Types
- Member Linked Accounts: For users that participate in more than one healthcare organization
- Hospital Facility Operations data (generators, landiing zones, water, etc)
- Long Term Care Surge Information
- Disaster Cache Inventory
- Document Library
- Post Office
- Air Transport / Helicopter EMS Weather Turndown: module for Air Transport organizations to share Weather Turndown and Hazard Notification Data
- Third party data sharing
- Robust permission groups and roles
- Responsive design for mobile and tablet devices
Hospital Preparedness Coordinator
Virginia Department of Health
While in the process of preparing Virginia’s application for continued participation in the Hospital Preparedness Program, I have had cause to review our progress in the past six years as well as to consider the challenges that lay ahead. I believe that Virginia has achieved a high standard in assisting our hospitals in disaster response preparedness, and significant credit for accomplishment is due to you and your colleagues at SiteVision, Inc. for your outstanding work as a sub-contractor to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
You and your colleagues at SiteVision have provided state-of-the-art technical expertise, innovative ideas to accommodate the unique requirements of our various IT system demands, and an overall outstanding level of customer service. The responsiveness of SiteVision to our program deadlines, system tests and exercises, and real world events reflects a high level of professionalism and “something extra”. SiteVision staff including yourself, Shannon Carr and others on your technical support team have often demonstrated that “something extra” in your work with the Hospital Preparedness Program. Besides being communications technology experts and honest, dependable business partners, you are also citizens who care about our shared community, our Commonwealth and our Country.
It has been a pleasure to work with SiteVision in serving Virginia through achieving Hospital Preparedness Program technology related objectives, and I look forward to continued success in our partnership.