A new white paper from Buffalo Computer Graphics reviews the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and highlights how important it is for emergency managers to have easy access to real-time situational awareness information.
“Tools to Help Manage COVID-19,” details the speed at which the situation is changing and how it can be overwhelming for anyone and why making sure decisions are made based on the latest data is critical for saving lives and keeping our healthcare system operational. That is why it is crucial to not just have the best most up-to-date information, but to display it in a way that can be quickly digested and acted upon. In addition to accessing the right data, responders need to be able to track information for both managing tasks and for after-action-reporting.
“Tools to Help Manage COVID-19” recommends and outlines the following tools to ensure responders have all the information they need to successfully manage this crisis:
- Bed Tracking
- Quarantine Facilities Management
- Mortuary Tracking
- Common Operational Picture Map
- Situational Awareness Dashboards
- Mobile Functionality
- Asset Tracking
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Tracking
- Financial Tracking
Recommendations for how these tools should function are described in the full white paper.