Immediately after the disaster strikers, Beacon helps responders take control of a range of resource management tasks:
Alert and mobilize a team comprised of members with varying skills and capabilities to be deployed on a short timeframe. Beacon provides end-to-end automation of team mobilization including alerts, selection criteria, coordination and tracking for all members via simple text message.
Dispatch community responders to carry out local response operations, including search and rescue in areas where formal resources are unavailable or inaccessible.
Ensure that the right patients are sent to the right facilities. Coordinate patient evacuations and referrals between temporary and permanent health installations based on acuity and available resources.
When IDP camps pop up in hard-to-reach and marginalized areas, Beacon can be set up as the local dispatching system to report and monitor emerging public health threats, like cholera, dysentery, interpersonal violence, and other acute emergencies.
This is Beacon’s default messaging: “We need [1 Ambulance] to pick up [X Patients] at [Hospital Y] and deliver them to [Hospital Z].” With a few quick changes, Beacon can go from medical response to logistics coordination: “We need [1 Truck] to pick up [5 Generators] at [UN Base Camp] and deliver them to [Field Hospital A].”
When the immediate response phase of the disaster has passed and the international teams have left, Beacon can continue to be used as the area’s dispatching system. Because Beacon is stored in the cloud, and the public requests assistance using a local number, the only variable that would change is the destination facilities that patients are being transferred to.
Beacon’s modular design architecture, flexible configurations, and easy content customization make it ready for a range of plug-and-play disaster response scenarios.
Someone needing assistance contacts the call center; the dispatcher obtains pertinent information regarding location, nature of complaint, and severity of the situation (i.e., life-threatening vs. non-life-threatening)
The Dispatcher broadcasts the information taken from the caller to available responders informing them, at a minimum, of the location and nature of the incident
The Responders indicate that they have arrived on-scene and located the patient, ensuring no one is overlooked
The Responder(s) assess the scene to identify and risks to their safety and then determine if additional resources are needed
When necessary, and if possible, Responders provide transport to an appropriate destination – e.g., a hospital, evacuation shelter, friends/family residence, dry ground etc.
The Responder(s) indicate that their has ended when the response is complete to ensure maximum efficiency and avoid redundant dispatching
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