Our world’s growing population, coupled with more people moving to large urban areas, has elevated the role of public health in protecting and improving community health through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention, and control of infectious diseases. Furthermore, with the heightened attention to the potential for bioterrorism and natural disasters, public health organizations have joined other emergency responders in efforts to ensure that response is both timely and appropriate. The increasing importance of public health agencies has resulted in an increase in federal regulations and guidance, and an increasing expectations for both Local and State Public Health departments to comply with these requirements. However, despite the necessity, public health preparedness programs are challenged by the dwindling availability and the natural attrition of resources that are needed to maintain, let alone elevate, our state of preparedness.
THE FUTURE OF PLANNING & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IS HERE !
DISCIPLINE CASE STUDY:
PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
The Odysseus™|GMT offers organizations with real-time tracking and reporting of grant funding allocations. Track the status of vital community grant funding and measure the performance of project funding. The Odysseus™|GMT allows you to track every dollar from beginning to end.
The Odysseus™|KMS provides environmental planners with a central repository where plans and compliance reports can be accessed and shared by staff and key stakeholders. The secure yet flexible virtual collaborative environment allows for the efficient development, maintenance, and update of planning doctrine.
The Odysseus™|CBT allows for the delivery and tracking of learning across the Odysseus™ enterprise. Your programs, courses and exercises can be harmonized with your planning and preparedness efforts while facilitating your strategy to deliver training and exercise content to your target audience.
Odysseus Offers a Programmatic Solution for Public Health Professionals.
- Hazard Risk Analysis
- Capability Assessments
- Committee Management
Public Health Preparedness & Planning
The Odysseus™ | KMS gives emergency planners an online tool dedicated to the development and maintenance of complex public health plans and comprehensive preparedness programs. Odysseus™|KMS offers public health professionals with the unique feature of providing standardization and flexibility in a collaborative environment. This union greatly increases the preparedness capabilities by efficiently and effectively enabling public health organizations to design, develop, maintain, and continually improve important public health programs and activities.
Customized Courses & Training Management
The Odysseus™|CBT plug-in provides public health organizations with an integrated learning management system that allows administrators to more effectively deliver and measure understanding across the Odysseus™ enterprise. Odysseus™|CBT provides a platform to deliver and manage customized computer-based training, track course assessments, award certificates upon course completion, and in-depth reporting of learner progress and understanding.
HSEEP Compliant Exercise Simulations
Designed from the Odysseus™|CBT framework, the Odysseus™ Exercise Simulator incorporates cutting-edge media technology to deliver an interactive, best practice solution to accurately test and validate your community’s operational and programmatic strategies, while effectively engaging participants in important HSEEP-compliant exercises.. Exercise designers can build an interactive community profile, visualize disaster impacts, and experience real-world crisis decision-making. The Odysseus™ Exercise Simulator provides an easy-to-use, turnkey solution to accurately test and validate your community’s operational and programmatic strategies, while engaging stakeholders and impressing your community leadership.
Hospital Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus™| Hospital Hazard Vulnerability Analysis offers strategies and processes to build partner consensus, ensure uniformity, and provide results that are reliable, accurate, and operationally significant. The Odysseus™|HVA module provides the Hospital, Regional and State Stakeholders with Standardized Hospital Vulnerability Assessment with focus on Healthcare Hazards and associated Impacts compliant with the ASPR HPP Metrics. These automated HVAs provide the foundation for on demand reports that provide the critical information for Local Hospital and EMS systems, Regional and State stakeholders to identify gaps, establish preparedness priorities, and maximize scarce resources. The module allows Users real time access to historical data for trending and strategic analysis. The Hospital HVA integrates the HPP Capability Assessment and provide critical information for Local Health Departments Jurisdictional Healthcare Risk Assessment.
Public Health Capability Assessments
Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus platform offers a customized Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) assessments tool that provides hospitals, EMS systems, regional health care coalitions, and local and state public health departments with a standardized assessment that is compliant with the ASPR-HPP metrics. These assessments provide the foundation for on demand reports that provide the critical information for local, regional and state stakeholders to identify gaps, establish preparedness priorities, and maximize scarce resources. The module allows users real time access to the historical data for trending and strategic analysis.
In today’s environment of fiscal efficiency, limited availability of resources, and the necessity to balance competing demands, it is imperative that the engagement of assigned work groups and key stakeholders is efficient and effective. The committee management tool within the Odysseus™|KMS will assist in documenting the planning process, provide a method of on-going committee collaboration, offer an archival repository of planning meeting minutes and information, and ensure the active participation of committee members and key stakeholders throughout the life-cycle of the planning process.
Community Participation and Awareness
The Odysseus™ enterprise offers a variety of tools that can be used to efficiently engage the public and solicit their participation in the planning process. Customized Odysseus™|CBT interactive planning participation module allows committee members, stakeholders, and the public to learn about important public health activities and provide real-time feedback and input in the plan development. Customized Odysseus™|AAT survey instruments allows your community to provide input in the planning process and inform your community’s public health preparedness strategies.
Integrated Regulatory & Industry Compliance Tools
The Odysseus™|CPM offers a library of public health compliance metric tools that allow users to validate their plans programs against federal, state, and industry public health requirements and regulations. The Odysseus™|CPM offers data-driven, assessment that allows public health professionals the ability to systematically evaluate the compliance to various governmental and industry recognized programs and present their findings in established reports and analytics.