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Webinar: Bethesda Hospitals’ Emergency Preparedness Partnership

The February Disaster Information Specialist monthly conference call and web meeting will be held Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:30 MT, 12:30 CT , using Adobe Connect. The session is open to anyone wishing to attend.

Victor Cid, Senior Computer Scientist in NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), will describe two projects that DIMRC is coordinating for the Bethesda Hospitals’ Emergency Preparedness Partnership (BHEPP) BHEPP is a partnership of four major healthcare institutions in Bethesda, MD, who work collaboratively in response to man-made or natural disasters. The DIMRC projects support the work of the hospitals’ senior personnel who are in charge of managing the hospitals in case of a disaster. The first project is a resilient communications system that allows the hospitals’ emergency managers to keep connected through email when all other traditional communications systems are unavailable. The other is a learning system for the Hospital Incident Command System that makes use of gaming technology, to enable the senior staff conducting collaborative exercises based on simulated disasters.

To join the meeting, visit: Enter your name in the guest box and click  “Enter Room.” A pop-up box should appear, asking for your phone number.  Enter your phone number and the system will call you.

Those who cannot use the call-back feature, may instead use this dial-in information:

  • Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790
  • Pass-Code: 745907

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