Public and Private Sector Demand Grows for Everbridge Critical Event Management (CEM) Software Supporting the Vaccine Rollout, Following Rapid Deployments by the State of West Virginia, Leon County Dept. of Health, Sarasota County in Florida, and More
Everbridge, Inc., the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced that a growing number of organizations across industry verticals, including healthcare and government, selected Everbridge to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution with risk insights, logistics awareness and vaccine appointment management. Jackson Memorial Hospital, among the world’s largest hospitals and the third-largest teaching hospital in the U.S. with more than 1,550 licensed beds, became the latest healthcare organization to use the company’s software to streamline vaccine distribution among its healthcare professionals.
In January 2021, Everbridge launched COVID-19 Shield: Vaccine Distribution, an extension to its CEM platform supporting the full spectrum of organizations that develop, manufacture, transport, distribute, regulate, and administer the coronavirus vaccine. The offering also provides governments with a single, unified platform to expedite vaccine coordination, communication and distribution for residents. Recent deployments of Everbridge’s CEM Platform to power the digital vaccination distribution system, include the entire state population of West Virginia, Leon County Department of Health,the County of Sarasota, Florida, and other public and private sector organizations.
With Everbridge’s COVID-19 Shield: Vaccine Distribution, enterprise customers gain capabilities to: coordinate the number of employees who have been vaccinated, manage population density and access to office buildings based on vaccination status, and receive timely alerts when employees report signs of illness so they can quickly respond to safeguard staff and visitors.
For governments, Everbridge enables state, city and county leaders to rapidly coordinate communication across the population, automate appointment signup and monitor registrations, track vaccine availability, ensure doses are shipped to proper facilities to avoid spoilage, and enable citizen scheduling to avoid long waits and call center challenges.
Dr. Clay Marsh, M.D., COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar for West Virginia, spoke about the state’s success with vaccine scheduling and deployment utilizing the Everbridge’s COVID-19 Shield: Vaccine Distribution on CNN last week, “We have started what I believe is the first program in the country where we’re partnering with a digital identification and communication system called Everbridge, where we are now starting to pre-register every West Virginian in the state and we’re using an online portal and a phone portal for people who don’t have that capacity to go online. We’re creating a large queue that then sits people in the queue based on our priority and based on when they put their name in, and this system interacts and interfaces back and forth for them. And so we have backups that are available if our initial doses are not utilized and having that backup plan but staying within your prioritization scheme, I think, is an important factor of success.”
“Facing the tremendous complexity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and management, a growing number of organizations now rely on Everbridge to help them automate and streamline these essential processes,” said David Meredith, CEO of Everbridge.
“Everbridge’s COVID-19 Shield: Vaccine Distribution enables government, healthcare and all types of businesses to protect the health and safety of their constituents, maintain vital communications and roll-out more effective and efficient vaccination distribution plans during this crucial phase of the COVID-19 global pandemic.”
Everbridge, Inc. is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order Keep People Safe and Businesses Running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 5,400 global customers rely on the Company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices, and track progress on executing response plans. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 47 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 9 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 8 of the 10 largest global automakers, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 7 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world. Everbridge is based in Boston with additional offices in 20 cities around the globe. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com.