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.
Deploy a centralized response network in minutes to coordinate transport of critically ill and injured patients to/from your field hospital using local resources and telephones.
Ensure that the right patients are sent to the right facilities. Coordinate patient referrals between temporary and permanent health installations based on acuity and resources available.
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 emergenices.
This is how Beacon currently works: “We need [One Ambulance] to pick up [X Patients] at [Hospital Y] and deliver them to [Hospital Z].” With a few quick changes, Beacon could say this instead: “We need [One 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 deployment scenarios.
Identify and collect the names, phone numbers, resources and capabilities of all individuals to be included on the Beacon Alerts list.
Design the criteria for resource election and the parameters for allocation – e.g., 20 team members needed within next 6 hours, including 5 doctors, 10 nurses, 2 pharmacists and 3 paramedics.
Once the decision to mobilize has been made, the Alert is initiated through Beacon and team members are confirmed according to supply-demand as measured against the pre-determined protocols.
Confirmed team members are instructed to proceed to a rendezvous point where they can be asked to meet and/or pickup other team members and supplies, perform additional tasks, or prepare for deployment.
Beacon will ensure that all resource needs are met and accounted for prior to and during deployment. Additional resources can be requested and additional tasks can be programmed as required.
Upon arrival at the destination, team members confirm their presence and check-in through Beacon, allowing local and remote monitoring of members’ status
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