Verona, NJ (PRWEB) January 5, 2009
LiveProcess, the leader in healthcare emergency preparedness and response, announced today that it has signed as its newest client Cooperstown, NY-based Bassett Healthcare, a regional healthcare system of physicians, providers, hospitals and community health centers in eight counties, covering 5,000 square miles in central New York.
This addition comes as LiveProcess continues to build out its national presence and drive continued enhancements of its industry-leading platform. LiveProcess recently welcomed new customers in three other states - California, Texas and Alabama.
"LiveProcess has a long track record establishing emergency preparedness systems with regional healthcare systems, and we are proud to welcome Bassett Healthcare to that effort," said Nathaniel Weiss, CEO and founder. LiveProcess is aggressively expanding nationwide as demand escalates for a comprehensive solution to emergency preparedness and response.
Bonnie Kaido, MS, director of Emergency Preparedness for Bassett Healthcare, welcomed the LiveProcess installation. "With five hospitals and 28 community health centers across eight counties, we needed an emergency management solution that meets our unique needs. LiveProcess will allow us to keep an up-to-date, immediately accessible inventory of everything in all of our facilities, as well as assess and improve our preparedness, and see in real time what is happening in our system. LiveProcess is very intuitive, easy to use, and responsive to our individual system's needs."
Bassett Healthcare and affiliates is a system of physicians, providers, hospitals and community health centers in eight counties, covering 5,000 square miles. The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (doing business as Bassett Healthcare), the foundation for this network, is a 180-bed, acute care inpatient teaching facility in Cooperstown. The hospital maintains a strong academic program and rich tradition as a center for learning through its affiliation with Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. The Bassett Clinic is located on the same campus as the hospital and provides outpatient primary and specialty care. Additionally, Bassett offers 24-hour emergency and trauma care, comprehensive cancer care and heart care, dialysis, and most medical and surgical specialties in Cooperstown. The Bassett Research Institute conducts programs in basic science, clinical science, and population and public health studies.
Around the region, the network provides primary, preventive, and outpatient care at 28 health centers and operates 13 school-based health centers. In addition to MIBH, acute inpatient care is provided at affiliated sites: O'Connor Hospital in Delhi, Cobleskill Regional Hospital and Little Falls Hospital. Around the clock emergency care is provided at a fourth affiliate, Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Delaware County. Outpatient specialty care is available throughout the region with Bassett specialists seeing patients at many of the health centers and Bassett-affiliated sites.
Bassett Healthcare integrates its preparedness planning efforts with partners in the state, regional, county and local communities and is an active partner in the Albany Regional Preparedness Council and the Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie Hospital Emergency Operations Coordination Council, led by Bassett's emergency preparedness officer.
Two years ago, Bassett launched the EMS Partnership Project, a comprehensive initiative to equip EMS providers in Otsego County funded by the Scriven Foundation, with the technology and training to better identify myocardial infarctions. This involved providing new or upgraded 12-lead EKG monitors ― best-in-class, highly-accurate machines valued at $26,000 each ― for 16 emergency vehicles, at no cost to the county. Now, with the push of a button, these EMS providers can instantly diagnose a heart attack on the scene and quickly alert the heart care team at Bassett Hospital.
LiveProcess was established in the wake of the September 11th attacks and the worldwide SARS outbreak in response to widespread recognition that healthcare needed a better way to plan and respond to disasters. In 2003, LiveProcess launched its centralized, Web-based disaster preparation and incident management platform ― the first of its kind for healthcare ― to help healthcare organizations prepare for and respond to both large- and small-scale emergencies and disasters. Today, it is the leader in emergency management for hospitals.
The LiveProcess platform is used by hundreds of hospitals across the country. In addition, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has exclusively endorsed LiveProcess as the choice for disaster readiness and incident command solutions for its more than 5,000 member hospitals.
The LiveProcess platform provides hospitals, other healthcare providers and public health agencies with the ability to evaluate and manage their own preparedness and state of readiness, as well as coordinate response with other entities, from small incidents through large-scale healthcare emergencies. Its broad and growing range of fully-integrated tools include Hazard Vulnerability Analyses (HVAs), an integrated Incident Command System (ICS), NIMS Compliance activities, Drills for Readiness and Compliance, a real-time Event Log, and Competency-Based Training capabilities.
For more information on LiveProcess, please visit http://www.liveprocess.com.