DisastersNet Reports Rapid Growth, Signs 80 New
August 17, 2010 08:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--DisastersNet, Inc., a provider of Web-based emergency
management systems for use in health care environments, today announced that the company has experienced record
growth, signing 80 hospitals as new clients.
Since releasing its signature Disaster Incident Management System (DIMS) product in spring 2009, DisastersNet
has rapidly expanded its national footprint, with DIMS now implemented in hospitals in 20 states. DIMS allows
hospitals and other organizations to conduct training exercises and to manage real-time emergencies using the
Incident Command System (ICS) from a PC or mobile device.
According to DisastersNet CEO Tim Franke, “Hospitals are our ‘first receivers’ in disasters, and it is critical that
they have effective and efficient systems to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. DisastersNet’s
paperless, streamlined platform represents the way of the future for emergency management. Our company’s growth
reflects the fact that hospitals are seeking innovative approaches to prepare for disasters. We’re honored to partner
with our new and existing clients to improve incident management – and ultimately save lives.”
Eighty-six percent of acute-care hospitals currently use manual processes for their incident command system and
required exercises. The paper-based process consists of multiple binders with more than 100 checklists, 3,000 tasks
and 17 different forms to respond to 27 types of emergency situations as defined by the federal government. Training
hospital staff, complying with regulations and maintaining this manual process are all costly and cumbersome. Given
the post-Katrina legal environment, hospitals are increasingly focused on proactive disaster planning and
demonstrating a commitment to readiness to regulators.
“We partnered with DisastersNet because DIMS enables us to best prepare for emerg