TREVOSE, Pa., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When a public health threat like Zika, Ebola, measles or H1N1 strikes, many organizations are caught not fully understanding the implications of the threat on their business such as communicating the latest information to protect their people and maintain business continuity.
In a first-of-its-kind, client-led development, International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company, created the Enterprise Health Security Center. The Enterprise Health Security Center is a web-based tool that provides managers access to the latest medical content and pandemic incident plans to effectively respond to health threats to their people.
The platform hosts the latest information about the disease outbreak, as well as a library of incident management procedures, posters and communication documents. The tool was developed to raise an organization's preparedness when responding to emerging health threats and fulfill their duty of care obligations.
"International SOS continues to bring value to our organization in new and innovative ways," said Lee Wolfe, Director of Risk Management, NetApp.
"This new Enterprise Health Security Center allows us to easily leverage International SOS' team of medical experts to protect our 12,000+ employees and ensure business continuity. Two of the most significant benefits we've realized are the peace of mind knowing we have a partner keeping current on health trends and mitigation plans; as well as the cost savings by significantly reducing our resources to maintain the vast amount of plans. From standardized health plans, to sample executive briefs, International SOS is our go-to partner for all things medical and health related."
Managers benefit from the customizable, simple-to-use management action checklists and the ease of deploying the action plans quickly and consistently across sites worldwide. A dashboard provides managers a global view of their organization's sites and office locations in relation to global health threats.
"The Enterprise Health Security Center is an innovative solution that we believe is a 'game changer' and one of the most significant enhancements to come along in the industry in quite a while," states Dave Richter, CEO of Richter International Consulting.
"At Richter International Consulting, we are always seeking ways to drive value to corporations by introducing best practices and solutions available in the market to benefit businesses. The Enterprise Health Security Center adopts a new, sensible approach through a simple-to-use platform that enables smart planning and tactical response to outbreaks and infectious diseases. It empowers management teams and offers significant time-saving, channeling precious resources into operations and response. The Enterprise Health Security Center is an absolute imperative for organizations in any industry, large and small, that reinforces organizational Duty of Care and enterprise risk mitigation."
"For more than 30 years we have been managing all types of outbreaks and crises in every corner of the globe," said Dr Myles Druckman, Senior Vice President and Regional Medical Director, International SOS. "We have advised thousands of organizations on health threats and how to best manage them. Offering our best practices on an easy-to-use platform will reduce the stress organizations face during outbreaks and evolving health threats."
"By leveraging International SOS' experience and expertise, organizations can immediately access the best plans and processes to mitigate and manage a health threat impacting their people, operations and brand."
Enterprise Health Security Center currently hosts information on 18 health threats. The library is continually updated as new health threats, including tropical diseases and environmental issues, arise that may affect an organisation on a global or regional basis.
The Enterprise Health Security Center can be accessed via laptop, tablet or iPad.
For more information, visit InternationalSOS.com.
About International SOS
International SOS (internationalsos.com) is the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries. Our expertise is unique: more than 11,000 employees are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members. We pioneer a range of preventive programmes strengthened by our in-country expertise. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest. We are passionate about helping clients put Duty of Care into practice. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.
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