Webinar: Critical Resource Tracker Solution

Learn how North Carolina improved their critical COVID-19 tracking solution - automating vital, real-time data across approximately 70% of their acute care hospitals.
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Nishi Rawat, M.D.

Senior Vice President,

Appriss Health

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Kimberly Clement, MPH

Program Manager, Healthcare Preparedness Program,

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

DATE: 10.22.2020

About the Event


With COVID-19 cases on the rise, flu season fast approaching, and natural disasters in the mix – it is more important than ever to invest in technology that automates data on critical beds, equipment, and clinicians, to more rapidly and accurately report information across healthcare facilities.

Learn how North Carolina has improved their state’s emergency management infrastructure with the OpenBeds Critical Resource Tracker, automating vital, real-time data across a majority of their 120 acute care hospitals during the pandemic. 

Join senior leaders for an inside view of how coming together in the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a more sustainable critical tracking infrastructure.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Ways to improve transparency and coordination of available critical beds, key personnel, and vital equipment
  • Value of automated data for on-time, accurate reporting to HHS Protect
  • How to help hospitals comply with federal and state reporting requirements 
  • Outcomes related to eliminating interpretations and manual data entry (less human error)
  • Efficiencies gained with a real-time view of analytics and trends at a regional, state and hospital level

The Speakers

Nishi Rawat, M.D.

Nishi Rawat, M.D.

Dr. Nishi Rawat is co-founder of OpenBeds® and senior vice president at Appriss Health. She is a critical care and emergency medicine physician and healthcare researcher on faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she has received multiple awards for her work in quality improvement.

In 2015, Dr. Rawat launched OpenBeds® – a technology that facilitates access to behavioral health treatment and is used by hundreds of organizations and eight state governments. To help support COVID-19 data collection, coordination and reporting, Dr. Rawat adapted the OpenBeds technology to track critical beds, clinicians, equipment, and expanded resources for use during and beyond the pandemic. The solution is the OpenBeds Critical Resource Tracker.

Dr. Rawat completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School. She holds a medical degree from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from McGill University, and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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Kimberly Clement, MPH

Kimberly Clement, MPH

Kimberly Clement, MPH, started her career as a Paramedic in the Wake County EMS System where she spent 12 years before transitioning to North Carolina Public Health Preparedness & Response as part of their Planning, Training and Exercise Unit. Presently, Clement manages the North Carolina Healthcare Preparedness Program as part of their Office of Emergency Medical Services. In this role, she oversees the North Carolina State Medical Support System and Disaster Medical Preparedness and Response as part of ESF8.

Clement completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina and her Master of Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.


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