Digital News Report – The California Department of Public Health announced that all hospitals in the state are now connected to the statewide emergency communication system. There are a total of 435 general acute care hospitals that are now participating in the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN).
The CAHAN is a web-based information and communication system that operates 24 hours-a-day to help both the health and emergency response teams to be informed. This system provides fast and secured communication between local health agencies, hospitals, and other emergency response participants. The service provides notifications of imminent dangers that could potentially occur. There is also an area for discussion for developing and sharing planning and response for emergency preparedness. Participants of the CAHAN receives notifications and alerts by pager, e-mail, fax, and phone.
By Victoria Brown