Concerro, Inc. Acquires CommandAware[TM] Hospital Incident Management and Disaster Response System from PortBlue Corporation.Acquired Product Line Provides Future Growth Opportunity
SAN DIEGO San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. -- San Diego-based Concerro, Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide open shift and workforce management Workforce Management (WFM) encompasses all the responsibilities for maintaining a productive and happy workforce. Sometimes referred to as HRMS systems, or even the larger ERP systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP). There are many software vendors within this space. software, announced today that it has acquired all of the product assets and related intellectual property of PortBlue Corporation's CommandAware[TM] hospital incident management system line of business.
CommandAware enables hospitals to prepare for, manage, and recover from disasters and incidents of all kinds, while also providing the functionality for day-to-day hospital capacity management. Its regional data sharing The ability to share the same data resource with multiple applications or users. It implies that the data are stored in one or more servers in the network and that there is some software locking mechanism that prevents the same set of data from being changed by two people at the same time. system enables multi-agency regional coordination through the sharing of data on capacity, equipment and supplies, critical infrastructure and personnel with real time Incident Command System (ICS (1) (Internet Connection Sharing) A Windows feature that enables two or more computers to share one Internet connection. First introduced in Windows 98 Second Edition, sharing is accomplished with network address translation (NAT), which is the common method. ) status.
"The acquisition of CommandAware expands our customer base, broadens our product line, and accelerates our strategy of capturing a larger market share of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications that assist healthcare organizations improve the efficiency of patient care delivery," said Graham Barnes, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Concerro. "Both CommandAware and the Concerro enterprise-wide workforce management program are built on the same key skills-based cornerstones of collaboration, ease of use and providing the right information at the right time. CommandAware has already been selected as a regional incident management platform in several states well known for their high frequency of natural disasters. We look forward to further helping hospitals nationwide raise their level of incident preparedness pre·par·ed·ness
The state of being prepared, especially military readiness for combat.
Noun 1. preparedness - the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); "putting them and respond to federal and state mandates to improve the nation's emergency response infrastructure."
CommandAware offers hospitals a turn-key solution to NIMS/HICS IV compliance, supported by federal grant funding. Since its launch in early 2007, CommandAware has been deployed at more hospitals than any other ICS, with over 250 facilities and government entities using the system. CommandAware addresses all phases of disaster response including preparation, mitigation, response and recovery. It has been used during numerous emergency drills, including the largest earthquake exercise in U.S. history, and in response to real disasters including hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, a mass casualty train accident and high patient census.
"With the sale of our CommandAware line of business to Concerro, we believe CommandAware will have the resources necessary to provide our fine hospital customers with the support, service and further product development they expect, and enable CommandAware to maintain its position as the leading hospital incident command system in the country," said Paul Dimitruk, CEO of PortBlue Corporation. "We believe CommandAware has the potential to transform incident management in healthcare and Concerro is an ideal company to take the product to the next stage."
Concerro is a Cloud Computing (1) Running applications in or from network servers. Computing "in the cloud" may refer to a company's own network, but often refers to the Internet and the use of Web browser-based or rich client applications. (Software-as-a-Service) company that provides web-based workforce management software and services which reduces labor costs, protects revenue, and improves staff and patient satisfaction in hospitals nationwide. In 2008 Concerro was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 most rapidly growing privately-held companies in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Recently the company was honored among Red Herring's 100 most promising private technology ventures in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. and named a winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award. To learn more, visit www.concerro.com, or follow us on Twitter A Web site and service that lets users send short text messages from their cellphones to a group of friends. Launched in 2006, Twitter (www.twitter.com) was designed for people to broadcast their current activities and thoughts. .