Posts Tagged Innovation and Technology

Hurricane Sandy: Preparing for Emergency With Data Analysis

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Direct Relief has stepped up efforts to understand the needs of our safety-net health center partners and ready our logistical systems for the possibility of large-scale emergency health needs. At 7 p.m. Sunday, New York City went to full alert in preparation for the imminent landfall of Hurricane Sandy forecasted to arrive Monday evening. At that time, the subway system was […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Using Technology For Effective Response

Direct Relief used Palantir technology before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to assist those affected by the storm.

As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the eastern coastline of the United States, aiming for landfall late Monday or early Tuesday morning somewhere between northern Virginia and southern New Jersey, Direct Relief is hard at work with our technology partners at Palantir to assess needs, determine likely emergency scenarios and mount an effective, targeted response for our clinical partners in the […]

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Computerworld Honors Direct Relief Innovation

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Direct Relief, a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate, was named a finalist in Innovation Monday night at the technology magazine’s award gala held in Washington, D.C. The Computerworld Honors Program, now in its 24th year, recognizes organizations that use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. In a year Computerworld […]

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Direct Relief Honored for Technology Innovation

Direct Relief Honored for Technology Innovation Santa Barbara, CA – Direct Relief International was named a 2011 Laureate for its innovative use of technology tonight at IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic, and educational change. Direct Relief won this honor in the Health category […]

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Direct Relief Featured at The National Health Data Initiative Forum

WASHINGTON D.C. — Direct Relief USA Director Damon Taugher was among a select group of presenters at the second annual National Health Data Initiative Forum yesterday. The event in Washington D.C., sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, profiled innovations in the use of federal data to improve health and health services. Taugher’s presentation highlighted Direct Relief’s new […]

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Google’s Eric Schmidt Visits Direct Relief

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt visited Direct Relief’s warehouse headquarters last week with CNN and Newsweek journalist Fareed Zakaria to review how the organization’s use of information technology is being applied to humanitarian health programs and emergency preparedness and response. Under Schmidt’s tenure as Google CEO, from which he recently stepped down from to become Executive Chairman, the technology company […]

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