VA Hospital and Healthcare Associaton

  • Membership Management

    Manage organization contact information, manage users, assign permissions and module access.

    Membership Management
  • Hospital Status Boards

    Update Diversion and other hospital status forms. View data and reports via Status Boards. Data feed to Dept. of Health & Human Services.

    Hospital Status Boards
  • Statewide Alerting

    Get messages out immediately with SMS Text and Voice alerting. Create Custom Groups to receive messages.

    Statewide Alerting
  • GIS Mapping

    Make informed decisions utilizing GIS functions. View storm tracks, share map layers with other agencies, save map views, mark-up annotations.

    GIS Mapping


VHASS is a secure, web-based emergency management system 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.

System development began early in 2002 with funding from the federal government to enhance the distribution of critical emergency management information needed by Virginia hospitals and health care providers and to help these entities better prepare for and manage mass casualty incidents.

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.

Early development focused on the need for a communication and collaboration tool for hospital and healthcare workers involved or potentially involved in hospital emergency preparedness activities. The system has grown since that time due to various HRSA, and now ASPR, requirements and ongoing user/organization needs, requirements, and suggestions.

The system was completely re-written and re-deployed in 2008 due to complexities with user and group roles and permissions and to enhance the scalability of the information system.

The system is now a robust multifaceted system that helps the Virginia hospital and healthcare infrastructure better prepare, communicate, collaborate, and report conditions and statuses during incidents.

Much time and resources have been put into this application, more than we could ever present on our website. If you have questions or would like to learn more, just give us a call.


  • Site Architecture
  • Application Design
  • Content Management
  • Hosting Dedicated Server
  • Hosting Redundant Off-Site Backup
  • User Management (CRM)
  • Security Permissions Groups/Users/Roles

Custom Modules

  • Alerting Module
  • Disaster Cache Inventory Module
  • Document Library
  • Emergency Operations Status Boards
  • Events Calendar
  • Family Reunification
  • GER911 HC Standard Integration
  • GIS Mapping
  • HAvBED-EDXL Data Feed to Dept. of HHS
  • Information Website / MURA CMS
  • Patient Tracking
  • Post Office
  • Third Party Data Feeds

Bill Berthrong

Hospital Preparedness Coordinator
Virginia Department of Health

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