Powered for Patients is honored to have been selected by the Department of Homeland Security in September 2018 as one of ten innovative research and development programs as part of the DHS 2018 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Security & Resilience Challenge.
As part of its NIPP Security & Resilience Challenge project, Powered for Patients and its project partner Talus Analytics will create a prototype that will consolidate real time data streams from fault detection and automated reporting technologies connected to emergency power systems into a single data feed with a Red, Yellow, and Green risk indicator scale.
This prototype will provide government officials and utilities with a single dashboard through which to view and assess unfolding threats to emergency power at critical healthcare facilities impacted by disaster across the U.S. This real time awareness of threats to emergency power will enable accelerated response by government in forestalling the loss of emergency power through deployment of temporary generators, generator fuel or other assets. For utilities, this early warning could enable a shift in restoration priorities to restore utility power prior to the loss of emergency power.
The success of this project will depend on the active engagement of many stakeholders across government, healthcare, the utility sector and private industry. Collaboration among these stakeholders will enable creation of a voluntary protocol that will serve as a best practice in guiding accelerated information sharing among stakeholders when emergency power is threatened during disasters.
Click on your Stakeholder Category to learn how your organization can help protect patients by engaging in the Powered for Patients NIPP Security & Resilience Challenge!
Powered for Patients is grateful to the many stakeholders that have engaged in this project, including:
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
- International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
- National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Healthcare Sector Partners
- American Hospital Association (AHA)
- American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
- Florida Hospital Association
- Tufts Medical Center
- Blue Pillar, Inc.
- EcoEnergy, Subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation
- Expert MicroSystems
- Schneider Electric
- United Technologies Corporation