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Technology Support

Integrating high tech solutions to health communication challenges

ORAU offers technology support for public health, global health, health emergency preparedness, worker health and safety, and environmental health projects.

The world we live in demands technology for everyday tasks: websites with animation, computer-based training programs, desktop and mobile applications, and the acquisition and leveraging of data. ORAU's technology support can identify the best uses for tech approaches and advance your program by smartly integrating innovative tech solutions.

From healthcare professional training to consumer and environmental health education, ORAU specializes in creating customized health and preparedness training solutions to protect the well-being of employees and the public worldwide. Through web-based and live classroom courses, ORAU trains more than 25,000 health, safety and emergency preparedness professionals annually.

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What we do

The ORAU team crafts computer-based training programs enhanced with simulations, animation and instructional games. Team members develop website architecture and content, conduct usability testing and host and maintain them. They implement software solutions accessible by desktop and mobile devices, as well as create and support web conferences and ThinkTank activities. ORAU technological expertise also includes GIS mapping and cartography, virtual and augmented reality, scientific programming and the full data lifecycle.

What we offer

ORAU offers the technical knowledge, as well as a proven capability, to design and develop comprehensive technology solutions to resolve complex problems. Subject matter expertise in data capture, management, analytics, visualization and reporting informs all software development. Software products developed by ORAU include the Performance Improvement Management System (PIMS), a system to plan, develop and evaluate emergency management activities, and Exercise Builder, a tool that plans, builds and manages emergency management exercises.

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PIMS tool enables VHA to mobilize needed support to storm-stricken areas

PIMS tool enables VHA to mobilize needed support to storm-stricken areas

ORAU developed the Performance Improvement Management System (PIMS) for the Veterans Health Administration’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program to track information such as available volunteers and emergency resources for each VA medical center. The system helps VHA emergency managers respond quickly to staffing and supply needs at hardest hit locations. 

Our Experts

Tony Hupp

Tony Hupp, M.S.

Expertise: More than 16 years of experience in management, design and development of curriculum, and instruction in adult education and distance-learning programs.

CertificationsThinkTank Session Leader Training Course Certification

Jud Waters

Jud Waters

Expertise: More than 23 years of experience in designing and developing technology support learning programs, web and mobile applications and other digital solutions.

Certification: Adobe Certified Expert as Web Specialist

Eric Adams

Eric Adams

Expertise: Scientific programming, data architecture and management, scalable analytics, reporting, data visualization, geographic information systems (GIS), virtual and augmented reality

Come talk to us about public health and healthcare preparedness capabilities

Come talk to us about public health and healthcare preparedness at the ORAU booth at the 2019 NACCHO Preparedness Summit March 26-29, 2019 in St. Louis.

The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. The Summit convenes a wide array of partners; presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and other emergencies.

Contact us

For information about ORAU’s health communication, preparedness and response needs, contact Marcus Weseman, M.P.A., vice president and senior associate director, Health Communication programs, at 865.576.3420 or marcus.weseman@orau.org.