Hospitals and other medical institutions have a wide array of potential emergencies that they need to be prepared for. One of the most chaotic and difficult to manage is a code orange event. Code orange emergencies are external disasters which may mean multiple injuries or deaths that will result in a sudden influx in the need for hospital facilities. It may also mean that the staff currently on site will be insufficient.
A digital code orange solution can help by streamlining the launching and managing these kinds of emergency scenarios and giving you access to responses and information from other hospitals and facilities, allowing you to adapt as much as possible to a chaotic, rapidly developing situation.
SimplyCast presents the idea of the Code Orange use case, a complete solution for managing external disaster emergencies.
Steps to Improve the Code Orange Response
SimplyCast anticipated the need for medical institutions to create a streamlined code orange process to ensure that external disasters can be managed quickly and effectively, and that chaotic scenarios put less pressure on healthcare workers.
When it comes to the ways a digital solution can help, we identified three key opportunities.
Opportunity 1: Alerting Staff
When a disaster occurs, a hospital needs to quickly activate all on-call workers and begin preparing for a worst-case scenario. A digital solution can help by providing a one-click solution, meaning nobody needs to spend time on the phone trying to reach everyone. The solution can be told how many staff in a given role are required to deal with the emergency event and limit the responses so that there aren’t any overstaffing issues.
Opportunity 2: Checking for Resources
Live surveys can be sent to the surrounding medical facilities, checking on available resources such as beds, medicines, or even staff. By sending out surveys with a single click, responses can be monitored by administrative staff or emergency operators. This leaves hospital employees free to do what they do best – help and heal those affected by the emergency.
Opportunity 3: Centralize information
One of the biggest problems when a large-scale disaster occurs is that so many people lend their voices to organization and problem-solving. Sometimes, this can be helpful. At other times, however, this can lead to miscommunication and chaos at a vital time. By centralizing responses, emergency tasks, and other information in one place, it allows an emergency operator to become a central figure, able to see many things at one time and coordinate things quickly and effectively.
These are the core opportunities we identified where a digital solution can improve the code orange response, and where SimplyCast can help.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that is fully customizable and can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every organization.
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Most importantly, we have a 99.5 percent minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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