Skip to main content

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.

Laptop computer display

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.

sandbags holding back flood waters
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

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

Contact us

For information about ORAU’s health communication, preparedness and response solutions, contact Freddy Gray, director, Health Communication and Preparedness programs, at 865.576.0029 or