Recent events, such as the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and Hurricane Sandy, have demonstrated mobile technology’s value in both the delivery of vital emergency preparedness information and the support communications between responders and the public. On June 20, NACCHO will host the webinar, “The Use of Mobile Technology in Local Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response” to provide an overview of just some of mobile technology’s myriad public health preparedness applications. Attendees will be introduced to several innovative tools:
An Antiviral Mobile Texting Program that offers medication reminders, educational information, and support to those prescribed antiviral medication during a severe pandemic;
MRC Connect, which helps MRC unit leaders and volunteers manage logistics, track events and trainings, and connect with other unit leaders, volunteers, and partners across the national MRC network;
The National Library of Medicine’s suite of preparedness apps, including WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders), which assists first responders in Hazmat incidents, and REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management), which provides guidance on clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries.
Maleeka Glover, Senior Research Scientist/Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
George Elfond, Co-founder & CEO, Rallyware
Mykhaylo Kostandov, Co-founder & CTO, Rallyware
Stacey Arnesen, Branch Chief, Disaster Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine