LiveProcess Featured at California Disaster Planning for Hospitals Conference Sept. 14-16

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LiveProcess, the market leader in web-based emergency preparedness and incident management solutions for healthcare, today announced it will exhibit at the Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference September 14-16 in Sacramento.

LiveProcess, the market leader in web-based emergency preparedness and incident management solutions for healthcare, today announced it will exhibit at the Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference September 14-16 in Sacramento.

LiveProcess, which helps hospitals manage large-scale disasters and emergencies with an Internet-based communications platform, was established in the wake of the September 11 attacks and the worldwide SARS outbreak in response to widespread recognition that healthcare needed a better way to plan for and respond to disasters.

The LiveProcess platform is used in over 400 facilities across the country and is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as the choice for disaster readiness and incident command solutions for its member hospitals.

Mitch Saruwatari, vice president of quality and compliance for LiveProcess, will participate as one of several nationally recognized instructors during a special post-conference workshop, "Using the HICS Tools for Incident Action Planning."

The course uses an interactive approach based on hazards most often faced by California hospitals to teach participants how to determine and write objectives that direct hospital-based response actions. Participants will also develop action plans using hospital-specific ICS (Incident Command System) forms with an emphasis on guiding response activities and after action reviews.

The conference is sponsored by the California Hospital Association and co-sponsored by the California Department of Public Health, California Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Medical Services Authority, and is the only statewide conference planned by and for California hospitals.

Conference education programs will cover such diverse topics as preparing for the H1N1 pandemic, unified command, recovery assistance, after-action reporting, trauma surge, the physician's role in a disaster, radiological incidents, Joint Commission requirements, drive-thru triage, HICS for rural hospitals, and a disaster boot camp.

Over 700 emergency management professionals are registered to attend the Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference, including hospital administrators, emergency program managers, emergency preparedness committee members, hospital emergency operations center staff, medical directors and physicians, nurse executives and managers, public health officers and emergency planners, safety and security managers, risk managers, and medical and health operational area coordinators.

The conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, technologies and services in the healthcare emergency preparedness industry.

LiveProcess is exhibiting at Booth #46 on Monday, September 14 and Tuesday September 15. For more information on LiveProcess, visit http://www.liveprocess.com.

For more information on the Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference, go to http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=35d3b40c-cde3-46ba-9c3a-d5467135717a.

About Mitch Saruwatari:
Mitch Saruwatari is vice president of quality and compliance for LiveProcess, the market leader in web-based emergency management tools for hospitals and healthcare agencies. Mitch oversees coordination of national healthcare and emergency management standards and interfaces with external organizations. Mitch has held positions in healthcare, public health and emergency medical services and has served on numerous national, state and local committees including co-lead for the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS IV) revision project. Mitch has a Masters degree in epidemiology and has finished his coursework for a doctorate in Public Health from UCLA.

About LiveProcess:
LiveProcess is the market leader in web-based emergency preparedness and incident management for healthcare. The secure, Software as a Service (SaaS) platform is a comprehensive, community-integrated and easy-to-use solution that helps hospitals and healthcare organizations automate daily operations, exercises, compliance and incident management.

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 during events ranging from drills, exercises and small incidents to large-scale healthcare emergencies.

EDITORS NOTE: Mitch Saruwatari, VP Quality and Compliance and a healthcare emergency management expert, is available for interviews as a subject matter expert. Please contact Rachel Hedstrom at 972-365-7741, or email Rachel (at) thegentryagency.com.

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