SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced the AtHoc Interactive Warning System (AtHoc IWS) for mass notification and interactive command-wide communications has been implemented at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD).
AtHoc delivers mass notification and daily critical communications via telephone, text and email alerts to NMCSD staff from a single interface, unifying existing analog and digital systems over the IP network. With AtHoc IWS, NMCSD medical personnel will have the ability to interact and rapidly respond to a full spectrum of events. Capabilities will soon expand to computer desktop alerts, bringing faster alert delivery and the added security of device redundancy to key personnel and their patients.
"AtHoc is firmly committed to serving the critical communication needs of Naval Medical Center San Diego," said Dave Brown, vice president, AtHoc Defense and Intelligence Group. "Our dependability was confirmed through worldwide experience protecting over 375,000 Navy personnel for nearly a decade, as well as observation of our growing presence in the healthcare sector. This remarkable success is no accident. AtHoc IWS is exceedingly effective when applied to a dynamic healthcare setting."
NMCSD is situated on 85 acres in San Diego's Balboa Park, encompassing 69 buildings and multiple satellite clinics. "When you're as spread out as NMCSD is, it makes the communications process critical for the safety of personnel and patients during a crisis," said Brown.
AtHoc IWS streamlines the flow of information in the healthcare environment, providing a reliable communication system for a range of safety concerns—from hospital code activation, emergency team mobilization, remote caregiver protection and EHR downtime warnings to severe weather alerts, active shooters, security monitoring and many more use cases. For every type of critical event, AtHoc provides an enterprise-class solution that facilitates physical security, life safety and continuity of patient care and operations.
AtHoc brings an advanced, end-to-end communication solution to major healthcare organizations. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' national deployment of AtHoc IWS safeguards 500,000 personnel. Other significant deployments include Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Baylor, Scott & White Health, Kaiser Permanente, Raymond W. Bliss Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center and Irwin Army Hospital, Ft. Riley.
AtHoc's offerings are available as Software as a Service (SaaS), on premise and hybrid configurations, tailored to meet exact customer operational needs and security requirements.
AtHoc will demonstrate the IWS solution at the upcoming HIMSS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23-27, 2014 at Booth #1413.
AtHoc is the recognized leader, innovator and trusted partner in network-centric interactive communication systems. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, employee protection, personnel accountability, staff recall and regulatory compliance for military, homeland security, government, healthcare, industrial and commercial organizations. Millions of end-users worldwide rely on AtHoc's unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs in organizations such as Microsoft, Eastman Chemical, USS-POSCO Industries, UCLA and enterprise-wide deployments within the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
AtHoc was awarded Government Security News' (GSN) 2012 Homeland Security Award for Best Mass Notification System. AtHoc is a HIMSS Gold Corporate Member and a member of The National Association for Home Care and Hospice. AtHoc has been recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Emergency Mass Notification Services and by IHS Inc. as The Fastest Growing Mass Notification Software Supplier. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.
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