What We're Talking About This Week - March 2nd

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In The News This Week

This week in industry news, FierceHealthcare shared a new report published by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health and Security revealing that healthcare organizations are able to respond well to localized, small-scale events but struggle to respond to large-scale disasters, such as bombings or severe weather incidents.

Key Highlights:

  • Large-scale weather events like Hurricane Harvey have highlighted areas for improvement among organizations providing shelter, security, and effective communication. The report recommends that these organizations connect before a disaster strikes to ensure a comprehensive safety plan is in place.
  • Researchers recommend identifying geographically dispersed healthcare institutions as "Disaster Response Hospitals" who are dedicated to serving as a resource for public health officials and other institutions as they engage in disaster preparation.

Are you thinking of becoming a leader in healthcare safety and emergency preparedness but are not sure where to begin? Learn how Stony Brook Medicine leveraged their communication platform to save lives during Super Storm Sandy. Then use this healthcare communication checklist to ensure your facility is following new CMS rules and is able to respond quickly and effectively during an emergency.

This Week From the Rave Team

Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog.

The 5 Biggest Internal Communication Headaches for Businesses

internal communication headachesExperts fail to analyze expense when discussing internal communication headaches. The communication platform you choose should be a multi-channel solution and allow for employees to opt-in and opt-out of different groups without breaking the bank.

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Why Lone Worker Security Apps Should Be Available to All Employees

lone worker security appsAre you struggling to justify purchasing a communication platform that communicates solely with your lone workers? Lone worker security apps are significantly cheaper and more effective than lone worker security devices and can protect all employees, even those who work in-office.

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Rave in the News

A University of Cincinnati Public Safety emergency communications dispatcher was recently recognized with a SmartSave Award after using the university's Bearcat Guardian app to keep a student safe.

The University of Cincinnati's Erica Deese was nominated, in part, for her assistance with a student that had submitted an anonymous tip regarding a friend who was threatening suicide. Deese was the first to receive the anonymous tip and immediately responded through the app's two-way messaging feature.

Upon receiving her award, Deese said "It is nice to receive acknowledgment for the dedicated work that all of us dispatchers do day in and day out. However, we are rewarded on a daily basis just by knowing we are ready, willing and able to help those who call out to us in need."

Eager to improve campus security but not sure where to begin? Learn how the University of Cincinnati became a leader in student safety.

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Jackson Lucas

Written by Jackson Lucas

Jackson - an enthusiastic rock climber and storyteller - focuses his time on content creation, SEO strategy, and working with current Rave customers to make sure they have the proper tools and knowledge to execute successful community marketing campaigns. In a previous life, he was an avid scientist and environmentalist. He spent his undergraduate career studying rocks and educating others on environmental sustainability and eco-justice. He also spent 4 years diligently researching the history of climate change in Antarctica to better understand today's changing world. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Colgate University.

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