Seattle, WA – June 24, 2010 – What do hospitals do when they have an emergency? Storms, earthquakes, pandemics and other disasters can paralyze healthcare facilities when they are needed most.
A large part of the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) carried out by hospitals and healthcare organizations focuses on events that have a "geographic" attribute-whether the events are external or internal, where the facility is located, where the event occurs, how to move people and supplies from where they are to where they need to be-all require actions for which "location" should be considered in your decisions. On July 1, at 12 PM EDT/9 AM PDT Ric Skinner, GISP and staff from Depiction, Inc. will present a webinar for hospital and healthcare emergency managers entitled "Preparing for the Unexpected Disaster."
The webinar will help emergency managers learn how Geographic Information System (GIS) technology can be used to help them "think spatially, decide visually, act wisely, and be satisfied" that they have satisfactorily planned for, prepared for, responded to, and recovered from many of the hazard events that their facility may be exposed to. Ric Skinner is editor of the recently published book GIS in Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management and is an independent consultant helping hospitals & healthcare organizations find the best vendors and tools to meet their healthcare preparedness needs.
Depiction is desktop software that puts powerful GIS, simulation and collaboration tools in the hands of everyday people, in a package that is both easy to use and affordable. Depiction is used by community volunteers, emergency managers, corporations and government agencies to quickly and easily build interactive geospatial scenarios in order to gain new insights into their communities. It can be purchased risk-free and downloaded for just $199 at www.depiction.com, and requires no subscription or maintenance agreement.
For more information, contact Timothy Goddard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-297-1950, or Ric Skinner at email@example.com.