GNYHA is making available to all New York State members, at no cost, a comprehensive web-based incident management system designed to enhance daily operations, as well as manage and document emergency incidents, called Sit Stat 2.0. Through a permission-driven structure, individual hospital accounts will be linked to other hospitals, health system emergency management offices, GNYHA, and agency response partners, to form a health and medical situational awareness platform, thereby enhancing regional preparedness and response capabilities. Additional information will be shared during a meeting on January 9, 2018. Please find additional details here.

Sit Stat 2.0 builds on a previous system disseminated in 2015 to all members in New York City, on Long Island, and in the Greater Hudson Valley. The 2015 system-called Sit Stat -has allowed GNYHA to communicate more efficiently with members during emergency events. It has also increased our ability to understand and manage facility and sector impacts that inform government response actions, as well as our own. During the same time period, GNYHA has led several workgroup projects resulting in improved communication and collaboration with New York City response agencies including the Fire Department of New York-Emergency Management Services, the New York City Police Department, and NYC Emergency Management.

Individual Hospital Use

GNYHA’s Sit Stat 2.0 will be powered by the Intermedix for Healthcare software platform. GNYHA will provide each participating member hospital with a customizable base product including EMResource and eICS. Together these tools will enable hospitals to develop, revise, and manage emergency plans, manage and document incidents including all aspects of incident command activations (i.e. HICS forms, situation reports), and many other emergency management functions.

The Sit Stat Network-A Foundation for Health and Medical Situational Awareness

Individual hospital licenses of Sit Stat 2.0 will be linked together to form the Sit Stat network, which will also include health system emergency management offices, GNYHA, and government response agencies. Through a permission-driven structure, these entities will have limited access to hospital-level information, as well as the ability to share information with hospitals through notifications (e.g., Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) notifications to 911-receiving emergency departments in New York City). GNYHA will first engage City response partners; later we will work with member hospitals in other parts of the State to create system linkages with key jurisdictional response partners. All members will be asked to sign a Participation Agreement that will include meeting minimum usage standards for the system, as well as assuming certain responsibilities to protect the system.

GNYHA will convene a Sit Stat Advisory Council comprised of representatives from member health systems and stand-alone hospitals throughout New York State. The Advisory Council will be involved in development of the initial system, including dashboards and reports; rollout and training plans; and setting minimum usage standards.

GNYHA has also negotiated special pricing for optional complementary products from Intermedix, including Alert (mass notification system) and EMTrack for use with HIPAA-sensitive data. This special contract pricing will be available to those participating in the Sit Stat 2.0 initiative.