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    Integrated Network for State Public Health Departments

    The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as H1N1, Ebola, and other public health emergencies, demonstrate not only the devastating impact that these events posed on our communities, but also the critical importance of maintaining vigilance for the next infectious disease and public health outbreak.

    State public health departments play a critical role in guiding our public health network and healthcare systems and building the capabilities to respond to the next crisis. However, a state’s public health and healthcare system is a complex network of public and private sector organizations that must have the capability to uniformly collaborate and coordinate to promote and protect public health. This is a significant challenge for even the most robust state public health agencies

    Until now…

    Odysseus™ provides state public health agencies a comprehensive software solution that ensures uniformity and delivers a force multiplier for promoting readiness, ensuring compliance, and increasing the capabilities of public health programs, statewide. Odysseus’™ system-of-systems architecture allows for easy collaboration across county public health agencies, healthcare coalitions, hospitals, medical providers, and other health care institutions.

    ODYSSEUS™ Features For State Public Health Departments

    Increase Statewide Collaboration

    Build a Collaborative Network of Systems Statewide
    Odysseus™ gives State EMAs the option to create a shared network of Odysseus™ instances. The statewide Odysseus™ network will allow instances to connect and share across all state agencies, county and municipal partners, regional authorities, institutions, infrastructure, and key stakeholder organizations.
    Secured Collaboration & Sharing
    Odysseus™ provides secure access, creating a safe and collaborative environment to promote increased participation.
    Record Stakeholder Participation and Plan Compliance
    Odysseus™ documents the planning process. Track stakeholder participation to offset federal cost share requirements.
    Monitor Stakeholders & Committee Activities
    Odysseus™ workgroup feature provides a platform for stakeholders and committee members to collaborate on work activities. Assign tasks and monitor their progress from the convenience of your desktop.
    Schedule Meeting & Record Minutes
    Odysseus™ assists organizations in coordinating, announcing, and tracking meeting schedules and synchronize these meeting dates with industry standard calendar tools.
    Document Input, Track Actions, and Log Involvement
    Odysseus™ documents input and feedback from stakeholder partners. Input is logged for future reference and state EMA program managers are alerted for follow up action.

    Manage Grant Programs Statewide

    Grant Management
    Odysseus™ offers real-time tracking and reporting of state grant funding allocations. Track the status of grants and the performance of grant sub-recipients.
    Grant Reporting and Analytics
    Odysseus™ gives ready access to easy-to-interpret data reporting and graphic analytics. Customize dashboard reports to analyze important grant program metrics.
    Manage Subrecipient Grant Applications
    Odysseus™ offers a public facing portal to allow stakeholder partners to submit grant applications for consideration by State public health agencies.
    Grant Compliance & Reporting
    Odysseus™ allows you to track your grants to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and program requirements and address any potential gaps, proactively.

    Assess Public Health Program Activities & Regulatory Compliance

    Systematically Evaluate Compliance
    Odysseus™ provides state program administrators with the ability to systematically evaluate program compliance, federal requirements and industry standards.
    State, Regional, and Local Program Assessments
    Odysseus™ gives users a central platform to facilitate the development and delivery of federal program assessments. Assessments are customizable to address state specific initiatives and programs.
    Regulatory and Industry Program Assessments
    From assessing regulatory and industry requirements of hazard mitigation and continuity of operations plans to evaluating compliance with common emergency management industry standards, Odysseus™ offers a robust library of ready-to-access assessment tools.
    Create Customized Program Assessments
    Odysseus™ allows for the creation of customized assessment tools to systematically evaluate your organization’s programs and initiatives.
    Assessment Reports & Dashboard Analytics
    Odysseus™ provides organizations with easy-to-interpret reports and graphic analytics on important compliance and performance assessments.

    Manage Preparedness Activities Statewide

    Reduce Preparedness Redundancy
    Odysseus™ allows users to share and mirror content across a shared network of statewide instances, reducing preparedness redundancies and increasing consistent operational practices across the region in a controlled environment.
    Standardize Regional Planning
    Odysseus™ features the unique characteristic of providing standardization and flexibility, while reducing redundancy and increasing version control with your organization’s plans and doctrine
    Document the Planning Process
    Odysseus™ documents the planning process and tracks planning collaboration among partners and committee members.
    Monitor Plan Updates and Compliance
    Odysseus™ provides a single platform to monitor plan updates and ensure all regulatory requirements and industry standards are met. Dashboard reports identify what plans need to be updated and when.
    Hospital Vulnerability Analysis
    Odysseus™ provides customizable assessment tools, to include the Hospital Vulnerability Assessment tool which hospitals and hospital networks to systematically evaluate and manage risk to hospital assets.
    Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Assessments
    Odysseus™ provides a foundation to deliver and manage HHS’ Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program activities statewide. Track and record PHEP capabilities statewide and monitor healthcare partners progress in building capabilities across all healthcare sectors and systems.
    Manage Muti-Year Training & Exercise Programs
    Odysseus™ allows State EMA’s to manage their Multi-Year Training & Exercise (T&E) Programs on a single platform. Allow state and local partners to share their scheduled T&E activities to maximize participation and prevent T&E overlap.
    Track & Measure Understanding
    Odysseus™ provides organizations with an integrated learning management system that allows administrators to more effectively deliver and measure understanding of organizational strategies, programs, and procedures.
    Create Custom Courses and Computer-Based Trainings
    Odysseus™ allows state training program administrators to create, deliver, and manage customized computer-based trainings, track course assessments, award certificates upon completion, and report learner progress.

    Other System Features

    Fully Customizable Software-as-a-Service Solution
    The architecture of the Odysseus™ Enterprise System allows for it be fully customizable. State public health agencies have the option to utilize our Software as-a-Service solution to reconfigure Odysseus™ to best meet the needs of their comprehensive emergency management program.
    Designed by Emergency Managers for Emergency Managers
    Unlike other software solutions, Odysseus™ was designed by seasoned and renowned public health and emergency management professionals. Our expertise was augmented by a software development team to design a programmatic solution for the modern public health professional.
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