National Health Care Communications (NHCC) LifeRing
PRESERVING HEALTH BY STRENGTHENING HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS
Healthcare Plays a Critical Role in Emergency, Disaster, Pandemic Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Safeguarding Public Health Requires a Public/Private "Unity-of-Effort" Supported by Healthcare-Specific Nationwide Secure Real-Time Communications.
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LOCAL, STATE, REGIONAL, TRIBAL, TERRITORIAL AND NATIONAL HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS
Healthcare Personnel rely on flexible communications enabled by a 'real-time' information sharing communications infrastructure to improve the speed and quality of decisions supporting prevention,
delivery of health services, patient outcomes,, and caring for the most vulnerable populations.
NHCC-LIFERING enables and sustains a nationwide systematic "Unity-of-Effort" via the operationalized
"National Health Communications Command & Control Operations Center (CCOP)
in the palm of the hands of healthcare workers.
(Interoperable and Encrypted Digital Data, Voice, Video, GIM mapping and Asset/Resource Management)
Nationwide Secure Real-Time Preparedness, Response and Recovery Communications
Crisis and emergency management requires access to a Common-Operational Picture (COP) providing the healthcare sector with visibility to a single holistic display
of relevant situational awareness, and facilitating cooperation, coordination and collaboration within and across healthcare facilities, (public and private) and
critical infrastructure sectors and sub-sectors th
e health sector is dependent upon. .
The Coronavirus Pandemic has united humanity to fight against this virus, but challenges continue to mount.
Managing COVID-19 medical response includes the delivery of essential services and the continuity of critical systems requiring real-time information for many key decisions that must be made in a dynamic environment of shifting events, impacting human and supply chain resource capacities, and the potential need for mutual aid support.
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
OF CERTIFIED ISAOS (IACI)
To enable sustainable access to the benefits provided by a public/private-collaborative Security Resilience Ecosystem, IACI was formed in 2016. IACI, a non-profit organization is an authorized 'Information Sharing & Analysis Organization' by the 2015 Presidential Executive Order 13691 "Promoting Private-Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing"
Headquartered at the IACI-CERT, Center for Space Education, NASA/Kennedy Space Center, IACI, led by the private-sector coordinates and collaborates with the US DHS, law enforcement, federal/ state/local/tribal/ territorial governments..
ADVANCED GROUND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AGIS)
AGIS provides military, first responder and critical infrastructure with a real-time communication system (LifeRing). LifeRing represents a breakthrough in secure fully operationalized tactical and highly portable communications. The LifeRing software, cutting-edge technology, provides a comprehensive, unmatched Common Operational Picture (COP) to rapidly and effectively share information to support preparedness, response and recovery operations.
POPULATION HEALTH ISAO
The Population Health ISAO is the security (physical, cyber) intelligence community for healthcare professionals working together to share situational awareness, meet regulatory requirements, reduce security risk and identify and respond to threats in the healthcare environment. Working with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and using HHS guidelines to support the National Preparedness Goal for a secure a resilient nation, the Population Health ISAO provides access to real-time intelligence information sharing, targeted training and healthcare secure communications – NHCC-LifeRing
AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS)
AWS hosts NHCC-LifeRing, providing a highly reliable, secure and scalable infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers NHCC-LifeRing communications. AWS services and data centers provide multiple layers of operational and physical security ensuring NHCC integrity, security and safety including industry-recognized certifications and audits: PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001, FISMA Moderate, FedRAMP, HIPAA, and SOC 1 (formerly SAS 0 and/or SSAE 16), and SOC 2.
PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, RECOVERY
COLLABORATE | PLAN | SHARE
COMMON OPERATIONAL PICTURE (COP)
Talk, Communicate, Chat (Instant Messenger), Message (Text, Photo, Audio, Video, Push-to-Talk (PPT) Radio
SECURE REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS
Quickly and Automatically Facilitating Real-Time Information Exchange
ASSET / RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Resource & Equipment Management
Coordination | Mobilization
Mutual Aid Agreements - Activating Existing and Developing New
Sharing Resource/Equipment Needs
Supply Chain Management | Coordination
Accessible Downloadable App
PC, Tablet, Android, IoS
From MAP Symbol or Contact List
INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)
Customizable Symbols & Markers - Healthcare Facilities,Testing Sites, etc.
Scalable Customizable Views
Internet, Commercial, Imagery Maps
Map Symbols/Markers, Custom Symbology, COVID-19 Symbols, , Add Photos, Text, Audio, Video, Assets/Resources, Need Requests
Call Attention to Specific Locations
Find - Locate | View Information
"Sending Messages" to Groups, All Users
Declare an Emergency/Alert(s)
TRACK LIST -
Easily and Quickly Find LifeRing Users
Ability to Form Groups for Private Levels
WHITE BOARDS -
Ability to Draw Directly on Maps, For Response Planning & Activations
Sharing Data to Calculate Risks Of Possible SARS-COV-2 Infection, Confirmed Cases, Linking to Clinical Trials, Therapies, Preventive Information
AES 256-BIT Encryption Key Between All Users to Sustain Secure Communications
HEALTH CARE AND PUBLIC HEATH
Owners and Operators, Emergency Operations, Supply Chain Stakeholders Communications to Identify, Prevent, Protect, Respond and Recovery from Incidents, Disasters, and Pandemics - Regardless of Size, Location
or Complexity at the Local, State, Tribal, Territorial and National Levels
COMMON OPERATIONAL PICTURE (COP)
LifeRing is specifically designed to provide the COP between all participants, monitor the location of all forces (responders) and identified items of interest and to permit exchange of data between all responders
With or Without the Internet
ALIGNMENT OF RESPONSE PLANS
Align with Healthcare Response Plans and US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) National Incident Management System (NIMS)
DAY-TO-DAY & LARGE SCALE
Secure, Resilient, Interoperable, Scalable and Portable Communications.
Operational With or Without the Internet
INTEROPERABLE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMUNICATIONS -
Communications Coordination with Federal, State, Local Emergency Operations - Connecting with Various Communication Platforms
DECISION MAKING -
Ensuring Medical, Incident Response Personnel and Other Decision-Makers Have the Means and Information They Need to Make and
RESPONDING TO CHANGING NEEDS -
As Resource Availability and Need Change As Response Evolves, Communication Coordination is Close and as
Early as Possible
RELIANCE & REDUNDANDY -
Ensures the Uninterrupted Communications Flow of Information. Resilience - Ability to Withstand and Continue to Perform after Damage or Loss of Infrastructure. Redundancy - Duplication of Services
With Other Emergency First Responders Communications Systems (Health, Fire, Police, Emergency Responders, etc.)