Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory updated
Research Activities, August 2011, No. 372
The Agency for Healthcare Research and quality (AHRQ) has released a newly updated version of the Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI), a Web-based software tool to help local, regional, and State planners prepare for and respond to emergency situations. Prior to an event, emergency officials can download and use EPRI to develop an inventory of resources necessary to respond to different types of events. During an emergency, EPRI can help determine what resources are available for response.
EPRI is now pre-loaded with resources used in the AHRQ Hospital Surge Model, which allows users to better allocate health care resources during emergency-response operations. It also provides more flexibility for local users to develop inventory reports and emergency request functions that meet their needs. The new version is also now compatible with current releases of Microsoft database and Web server software. It features an easier installation process with an improved configuration and set up. Other improvements include:
- A more user-friendly interface.
- An updated Administrator's Guide and User Manual.
- Better data-quality monitoring tools.
For more information or to download the new version of EPRI, go to http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/epri/epri2.html.