Improve Patient Information Security at Your Hospital

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information securitySimple Tips on Keeping Patient Information Safe from Theft

Having security over personal information at a hospital is critical to mitigating risk and legal action. The Identity Theft Resource Center conducted a survey and drew the conclusion that, “medical-related identity theft accounted for 43 percent of all identity thefts reported in the United States in 2013.” This is a staggering statistic and a topic to be proactive against in your hospital. Today we want to give you some tips to ensure patient information is secure and avoid medical identity theft from becoming a growing issue. Read More

Minnesota Communities Invited to Learn About Rapid Responder

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Complimentary Webinar Showcasing Firsthand Experience & Rapid Responder Effectiveness

Prepared Response, Inc. is offering a complimentary webinar where attendees can expect to learn about Rapid Responder®, the industry leading emergency management and crisis response system. Minnesota communities and facilities will see how Rapid Responder increases their safety and security via a live demonstration, viewing features specific to the system. Jeff Trick, Carver County Deputy & SRO for SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative will give a firsthand user experience and explain how Rapid Responder has aided his district and community with crisis preparedness and efficient response time to any incident. Read More

Threat Assessments, a Main Ingredient for Facility Security

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Tips on How to Write Threat Assessments & Mitigate Risk

Threat assessments “provide a guidance framework to develop and implement the mitigation measures that would be necessary and appropriate to the identified threats to” a facility. – Thomas Bullock III, Law Enforcement Specialist with VML Insurance.*

Threat assessments are an invaluable part of security for any facility and by not performing a threat assessment on a regular basis you are leaving your facility vulnerable to ever changing threats. Some form of threat assessment should be performed annually, even if it’s just re-assessing, but a new threat assessment should be performed every other year. Read More

Rapid Responder Customer Forums Frequently Asked Questions

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You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Rapid Responder Forums is available for current users to connect with other users from across the country, share unique ways to use the system, stay up-to-date on recent upgrades, and an additional way to connect with our support team. Rapid Responder users will find a variety of threads to post to and read from, which will cover system updates, the Emergency Response Interface, the Administrative Interface, mobile apps, and tips and tricks. A feature requests thread is also available for customers to submit ideas and needs for future system updates

So what are the most commonly asked questions about our forums?

What types of topics can I find in Rapid Responder Forums.

Users will find information on topics like, the mobile app’s that are offered, the two different types of interfaces (Emergency Response and Administrative), and drills and events. Read More

Doctors Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need to Work on Their Response Time

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3 Ways Rapid Responder Can Help to Improve Your Healthcare Facility’s Response Time by Effectively Preparing

Doctors and nurses continually strive to improve their response time to an emergency, but do the maintenance, security, or management departments? If there were a fire or an active shooter, would your healthcare facility as a whole be prepared to respond in an efficient manner? Today we want to tell you three ways that Rapid Responder improves your healthcare facility’s response time. Read More

New Year, New Goals: Wrap Up

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Top 3 Ways to Improve Facility Safety by Creating Goals

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This week we have talked specifically about how creating new goals for the New Year can improve your facility or organizations safety and security. Whether it be a school, church, hospital, or movie theater, there are improvements that can be made and creating new goals can be the answer. As we enter 2016, safety and security for facilities and those who enter them should be a top priority. Today we want to give you the top 3 takeaways from this series that can help you this year. Read More

New Year, New Goals for Your Healthcare Facility

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Utilize Additional Training for Prevention & Set Departmental Goals

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A new year means new goals and it is highly likely that your healthcare facility already has a myriad of objectives to reach in terms of patient safety, staff safety, budgets, etc., but do you have general safety goals for your hospital? Today we want to help get the wheels turning about how setting safety goals throughout your healthcare facility can improve safety everywhere. Click through the tabs to see how timely training enhances healthcare safety, potential goals to set, and departments that could benefit from structured goals. Read More

Healthcare Facility Maintenance Schedules

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Keeping Patients & Staff Safe

Optimizing your maintenance team and their schedules for your healthcare facility is imperative and could be the difference between the generators providing vital medical attention for patients or not having the ability to save lives. In the following below are a few best practices for your healthcare center to help get the most out of your maintenance teams and schedules: Read More

Reduce Risk of Injury or Illness to Healthcare Staff

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Keep Your Staff Safe from Injury or Illness

healthcare staffYour healthcare facility staff face many risks to their own health and safety during their normal work day. You spend countless hours making plans for how to keep patients safe and to continue providing life-saving care, do the same for your staff by reducing their risk to illness or injury. You can help reduce the likelihood of staff injury or illness by ensuring these precautionary measures are followed:

Safety Equipment is Available

Safety equipment at a healthcare facility comes in two forms. The first being basic safety equipment such as wet floor signs, and the second type being personal safety equipment, things that block against illness, like gloves, masks, soap, and hand sanitizer. Read More

Rapid Responder Notify, Not Your Average Mass Notification

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NotifyNotify Offers Unique Mass Notification Features for Your Facility

Rapid Responder Notify is an app designed specifically for mass notification and is a complimentary add-on feature for those who utilize the Rapid Responder system for their facilities emergency preparedness. There are many mass notification systems out there, but none quite like Rapid Responder Notify. Anyone can sign up by downloading the app, choosing their group, and putting in their site ID, which is completely customizable by a Rapid Responder admin. The groups can range anywhere from hospital employees, students, staff, or a congregation. It also allows app users to send anonymous tips and alerts to designated individuals of any suspicious activity, an incident, or even a maintenance issue such as clogged water drain.

Today though, we want to explain how it can improve your facilities crisis management by means of mass notification. Take these three incidents for example, and see how Rapid Responder Notify can quickly send mass notification to those who need it.   Read More