DisastersNet Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

Healthcare Provider Vendors Selected for the “Cool Vendor” Report are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DisastersNet, an information technology company that is solely focused on helping hospitals improve the processes that increase quality and safety of care, has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in the Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, 2011* report by Gartner, Inc., company officials announced today.

Five vendors were profiled in this report, each of which exemplified an innovative approach to some of the challenges of information collection, aggregation and sharing in healthcare – challenges that are gaining more attention with the move toward accountable and integrated care.*

“We’re excited to be included in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner,” says Chris Riddle, founder and president of DisastersNet. “Improving processes may not sound ‘cool,’ but enhancing quality and safety of care is extremely important because hospitals can’t afford to make mistakes.”

DisastersNet’s technologies are shaped by more than 25 years of “real world” hospital experience and rapidly simplify two complex – yet critical – areas of hospital operations: incident management response and compliance with protocols, both of which improve the quality and safety of patient care.

The company’s landmark product, Disaster Incident Management System (DIMS), is used in more than 100 hospitals, including healthcare systems and regional hospital affiliate groups across the nation. This technology automates a healthcare facility’s “incident management” services. Incident management services are the protocols and procedures that hospitals follow to manage emergency and other non-regular incidents that may occur within the organization.

About DisastersNet

Launched in 2009, DisastersNet is an information technology company that is solely focused on helping hospitals improve the processes that enhance both the quality and safety of care. By automating core processes and training hospital staff to those processes, DisastersNet’s services rapidly simplify two complex – yet critical – areas of hospital operations: incident management response and compliance with protocols that improve the quality and safety of patient care. These technologies are based on more than 25 years of real-world hospital experience. For more information, visit www.DisastersNet.com.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

* Gartner “Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, 2011” by Jonathan Edwards, Barry Runyon, Vi Shaffer, Thomas J. Handler, M.D., and Wes Rishel, April 21, 2011.



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