This website is one of the many ways GHA will help Georgia’s hospitals and other local and state agencies keep informed of vital news, information, and tools to assist them in their disaster preparedness and mutual aid planning.
Since the evacuation of Savannah caused by Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Georgia hospitals stepped up their disaster preparedness efforts. Then following the terrorist attacks of September 11 and the anthrax scare, Georgia hospitals began to plan for not only traditional disaster threats, but a real potential of terrorist attacks, including the use of chemical, biological, or nuclear warfare. Since a large scale disaster, whether natural or manmade, would require hospital resources that are far greater than those needed for everyday operations, hospitals recognized that advance planning for mutual aid is imperative.
In addition to preparing for a disaster, this website also provides up-to-date information on emergency room capacity. This information helps hospitals and EMS collaborate to efficiently direct patient care and minimize wait times during periods of increased demand in the emergency department or inpatient facilities. The overall goal is to safely provide the best possible patient care.
This website is devoted to providing Georgia’s hospitals and community partners, vital news, information, and tools to support and enhance disaster preparedness and mutual aid planning.
- Site Architecture
- Application Design
- Content Management
- Hosting Dedicated Server
- Hosting Redundant Off-Site Backup
- User Management (CRM)
- Security Permissions Groups/Users/Roles
- Alerting Module Integration with Twenty First Century Communications
- Document Library
- Emergency Operations Status Boards
- EMS Diversion Notification
- Events Calendar
- HAvBED-EDXL Data Feed to Dept. of HHS
- NEDOCS and Crisis Care Status Boards