The UC San Diego Health System to Employ Use of NaviGate Critical Information Management System
Mar. 19, 2012
NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH – March 19, 2012 – UC San Diego Health System has selected NaviGate by Lauren Innovations as a critical centerpiece in their operations and emergency management technology. Navigate provides both Security and Emergency Preparedness departments with a highly secure platform integrating Incident Management, Emergency Management, and Document Management, as well as Learning and Training.
Authorized personnel can access the system anytime; from anywhere through any device that is Internet capable. This technology also extends access to critical information to emergency planners and first responders in the event of a critical incident.
According to Raymond Osborne, Director of Security, Parking, Patient Transportation & Ambassador Services, UC San Diego Health System is using the Incident Management module within NaviGate as their primary dispatch source for creating, managing, tracking and reporting incidents within the health system. As the dispatch center receives a call, pertinent information about the incident is entered into the system, such as the location and incident type, and then is assigned to the nearest officer and dispatched. This functionality allows an officer to arrive at the scene of the incident fully informed and prepared. Integrated analytics and trending capabilities of NaviGate will allow leadership to develop strategies and make tactical decisions based on objective, real-time information. Additionally, the newly added Clery Reporting module will add a level of ease to all end-of-year reports.
“Working with an industry leader like UC San Diego Health System really helps us develop and deliver systems and solutions that are tailored for healthcare and higher education across the country,” commented Lauren Innovations’ President, Ben Fierman, Ph.D. “The collaboration between Lauren Innovations and the health system has been invaluable and will serve to elevate the quality and value of these applications for everyone. It is rare to find a strategic relationship that can facilitate an industry-wide improvement like this.”
The Resource Management functionality within NaviGate will allow UC San Diego Health System’s Emergency Preparedness Task Force to better manage their regional mobile emergency units. The resource management tools within NaviGate allow users to track critical resources such as generators, patient beds, medical supplies and equipment. A complete list of available inventory will aid in quick-response. Additionally, due to its secure role-based access, users are also able to provide local and federal emergency task force personnel login credentials for the NaviGate Emergency Management module. In the event of an emergency, first responders will have immediate access to the health system’s maps and floor plans, live camera links, emergency procedures and contingency plans.
Daily use of NaviGate will provide users a comfort level within the system, so in the event of an emergency, finding pertinent information will be second nature. Using the secure document management module, users can create, collaborate and disseminate multiple document types and users will have complete up-to-date access to all policies and procedures as well as the ability to provide training and developmental materials throughout the health system.
“Human Resources will find tremendous benefits for Navigate from new hire orientation to trending and tracking incidents related to workers’ compensation claims,” added Jim Hummel, chief operating officer at Lauren Innovations “The document management capabilities allow for a single-point for document creation, storage, dissemination, as well as guaranteed version control. The days of updating multiple binders, handbooks, policies and procedures are gone. NaviGate will allow HR to make one change and it immediately updates everywhere the document is used. Plus it automatically notifies everyone that needs to know there’s been a change.
The incident management capability provides powerful tools for tracking and trending any type of event, even work related accidents or near misses. The key to providing a safe work environment is to stop an accident before it happens. NaviGate will allow the health and safety department the ability to capture incidents and determine if there is a trend, be it with an employee, a piece of equipment a process or whatever they want. NaviGate even populates and completes the required OSHA 300 and 301 reports.”
About NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations
NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations is a highly secure, Web–based system that can be used by any organization to collect, manage, and apply their unique essential information through integrated document, incident, and learning management functions. Through controlled, role- and permission-based access, NaviGate optimizes daily operations and emergency response, with secure, instant access to information at any time, from anywhere. Based on its proven effectiveness, NaviGate has received SAFETY Act designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and has been given a highly effective rating by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Laboratory. For more news and upcoming events, visit www.laureninnovations.com.
About Lauren Innovations
Lauren Innovations (www.laureninnovations.com) is dedicated to the development and enhancement of technologies and services that contribute to a safer, healthier and more secure world. Headquartered in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Lauren Innovations is a subsidiary of Lauren International (www.laureninternational.com). For more information, call 866.861.7400.