GHA911 is among the ways GHA is helping Georgia Hospitals plan for traditional disasters, as well as the potential for terrorist attacks that would include the use of chemical, biological or nuclear warfare. The website includes disaster readiness information to healthcare members, and provides tools and resources to assist in disaster preparedness and mutual aid planning.
Phase I of the project, which was designed and implemented by SiteVision, was patterned after a highly successful Virginia state-wide program also developed by SiteVision. The Georgia portal (members only) for participating hospital and healthcare participants provides a comprehensive overview of each hospital’s capabilities such as its general profile, type of facility, emergency contacts, regular bed counts, ICU bed counts and more.
The Crisis Care Module is designed to capture each hospital’s readiness and capability in a crisis environment. Members can access bed availability, diversion status, important medical supplies, staffing, etc. in an emergency. In addition to cataloging critical physical and administrative capabilities, each facility can identify the tactics (such as prepare, substitute, adapt, conserve and reallocate) that they would be using during a disaster. Data may also be shared with Federal and State agencies. Phase II of the program builds on Phase 1 to provide other user enhancements such as additional calendar functions, status board and transaction report updates, map views, as well as numerous other reports and capabilities.
SiteVision, Inc. (http://www.sitevision.com) is an Internet application development, consulting, design and hosting firm providing solutions for a broad spectrum of markets and industries, as well as for state, federal and international entities. Expertise includes custom, back-end dynamic applications, consulting to achieve unique goals, geographic information systems (GIS), content management systems, hosting services including, map and GIS application hosting, as well as custom and dedicated hosting solutions. SiteVision, Inc. participates or is available through the following state and federal contracting vehicles:
•Virginia VITA CAI eGov IT Contingent Labor Contract (VA-051123-CAI)
•Virginia VITA Supplier, eGov Hosting Services Contract
•Virginia eVa Procurement
•As a sub-contractor to various state and federal private contractor entities
•State and Federal Sole-source Contracting
The firm has its home office in Roanoke, VA, with sales offices in Charlottesville, VA and Miami, FL