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A New Process to Manage Cruise Ship Outbreaks

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Manage Cruise Ship Outbreaks

Cruise ship companies face a new challenge that they must be prepared for more than ever before: tracking passenger contacts and managing the response to onboard infection outbreaks. COVID-19 has shown how a disease can cause massive challenges for a cruise ship – a fast and well-defined response can minimize the risks involved.

SimplyCast presents the idea of the Cruise Ship Outbreak use case, a complete solution designed to aid with the response to disease outbreaks on cruise ships.

The solution is intended to be used by cruise ship health administrations in order to mitigate the risks involved with managing a suspected outbreak among passengers.

The Outbreak Management Process

SimplyCast anticipated the need for cruise ship companies to have a straightforward, centrally managed solution for responding to infection outbreak emergencies.

Within this digital process, health administrators have four steps to follow and generally, patients (cruise ship passengers) will only have one.

Administrators – Step 1

First, cruise ship administrators can set up emergency outbreak response plans as pre-defined events according to current outbreak response procedures, with the steps to follow once an outbreak has been detected.

Passengers – Step 1

Passengers simply need to scan a QR code and fill out a form with their phone number to check in to any given location on board the ship, registering their visit automatically in the central passenger database.

Administrators – Step 2

When an outbreak is identified, administrators are then able to launch the event plan and determine where disease vectors were present by making use of the contact tracing data that is provided in easy-to-read reports to increase efficiency.

Administrators – Step 3

Next, administrators can use the location data from the reports to compile a list of cruise ship passengers who could possibly have been infected due to being in close proximity to the infection source.

Administrators – Step 4

Finally, cruise ship administrators can alert potentially infected individuals to self-isolate, or to follow other crucial instructions based on the nature of the disease.

Why SimplyCast?

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven the need for outbreak response plans that follow a straightforward process. This process is just a taste of the potential for emergency management that a digital solution can have for cruise ships.

The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every cruise ship company.

Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. We can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.

Most importantly, we have a 99.5 percent minimum uptime. With the SimplyCast outbreak management solution, you can have peace of mind. 

Interested?

Don’t wait! Simply request a demo by clicking the button below and letting us show you how our solution can help you manage your Cruise Ship Outbreak solution more efficiently. Our experts are ready to give you a one-on-one demo to explain how this solution works.

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