Audio Conference - Communication: Practice Correctly, Perform Correctly- February 6, 2020

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Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL on February 6th for the "Communication: Practice Correctly, Perform Correctly" Audio Conference. This interesting and informative audio conference will be presented by Ms. Patricia Anders of the New York State Department of Health. 

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) will be conducting five Statewide, no-notice Interoperable Communications (IOC) drills between February and April 2020.  The drill is being conducted in conjunction with the Coalition Surge Test, an annual exercise sponsored by the New York State Health Emergency Preparedness Coalitions (HEPCs). This audio will discuss the drills and past exercise and real-world events. The drill is designed to help providers with preparation of the upcoming drill and to ensure they have multiple back-up communication modalities which is critical to emergency preparedness planning.

The objectives of the IOC drill are to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use a primary and back-up communication system (internet – including VOIP, radio, cellular and satellite phone) to communicate with coalition partners (local health departments, hospitals, EMS, emergency managers, and others);
  • Complete a Health Commerce System (HCS) Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS) survey within the timeframe outlined in an Integrated Health Alerting and Notification System (IHANS) alert that will be sent to you.

During this audio will discuss the upcoming NYS DOH Interoperable Communications (IOC) drills and past exercises and real-world events. The drills are designed to help providers with preparation of the upcoming drill and to ensure they have multiple back-up communication modalities which is critical to emergency preparedness planning.

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