White Paper: Tools to Help Manage COVID-19
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlights how important it is for emergency managers to have easy access to real-time situational awareness information. The speed at which the situation is changing can be overwhelming for anyone and making sure decisions are made based on the latest data is critical for saving lives and keeping our healthcare system operational. That is why it is crucial to not just have the best most up-to-date information, but to display it in a way that can be quickly digested and acted upon. In addition to accessing the right data, responders need to be able to track information for both managing tasks and for after-action-reporting.
BCG recommends the following tools to ensure responders have all the information they need to successfully manage this crisis:
- Bed Tracking
- Quarantine Facilities Management
- Mortuary Tracking
- Common Operational Picture Map
- Situational Awareness Dashboards
- Mobile Functionality
- Asset Tracking
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Tracking
- Financial Tracking
Recommendations for how these tools should function are described in the full white paper.