NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 16, 2016 – Intermedix Corporation and 100 Resilient Cities, or 100RC, - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation announced Wednesday a partnership that will see the company offer strategic consultancy and technology for emergency preparedness to network cities of the 100RC.
Through the partnership, Intermedix will be working with a number of cities affiliated with the organization to enhance their emergency management programs with direct emergency preparedness and response consultation coupled with opportunities to pilot its crisis management technology, WebEOC.
The consultancy and assessment process will help cities assess their current processes, and identify opportunities to leverage the use of technology to assess gaps in their emergency management and public health preparedness requirements and functions. The assessment goes further to help them develop a blueprint for addressing those gaps and better meeting resiliency goals.
“It’s vital that cities around the world are equipped and prepared to deal with the kind of shocks and catastrophic events that are becoming more common as the century progresses,” said Joel Portice, CEO of Intermedix. “Effective preparedness today will save lives and property tomorrow.”
Intermedix delivers technology-enabled services and SaaS solutions to emergency management stakeholders across health care providers, government agencies and corporations, working to enable crisis management, emergency preparedness and resilience.
In the United States, the company’s WebEOC solution is the de-facto standard for emergency preparedness and response and is deployed by more than 50 federal departments and agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and more than 500 state and local emergency management agencies.
“The work of the 100RC is so vital to resilience around the world, and naturally we’re thrilled to be getting on board as a platform partner,” continued Portice. “In the United States, the industry has years of history in developing processes and procedures for emergencies. However, many of the response structures that are second nature to emergency managers here in the U.S. are not yet implemented around the world.”
By being selected by 100RC, Intermedix joins a prestigious group of other platform partners that have been identified for their subject matter expertise and where applicable for their industry leading solutions and services committing to assist cities around the world with resilience strategy and readiness, helping them to prepare for shocks and catastrophic events. This includes disasters such as hurricanes, fires and floods, as well as stresses such as terrorism – which are increasingly part of 21st century life.
“We are eager to start supporting the cities enhancement of their own emergency preparedness plans, partner with them as they become more resilient, helping them prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” added Portice.
Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities said, “As these new and complex problems and challenges arise, it’s becoming more and more important for cities to look outside of their own organizations for the expertise and solutions required to meet and overcome these challenges.”
“That’s the strength of the 100RC initiative, which brings together platform partners and network cities to build a more prepared, more resilient planet,” added Berkowitz. “That’s why I’m delighted that Intermedix has agreed to lend its considerable expertise in crisis management and emergency preparedness to 100 Resilient Cities.”
Platform partners are dedicated to providing 100RC network cities with solutions that integrate big data, analytics, technology, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design, and new financing and insuring products. Other 100RC Platform Partners include Microsoft, Swiss Re, the World Bank, MasterCard and ESRI.
Network cities associated with 100RC are scattered all-around the globe and include cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, London and Sydney.
100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each of our cities who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. For more information, visit: www.100ResilientCities.org.