Providing an Online Portal for Document Management
How Aciron does it
A city health department worked as a host agent for its region. It was responsible for helping communities during emergencies. They were looking for technology consulting to create an online portal. The intranet would make information about volunteers, document management, and resources available. In time of need the communities would have access.
"We originally turned to Aciron to develop a web-based volunteer management system that would help our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Coordinators. Based upon our positive experience, we expanded the work with Aciron Consulting to develop a document management system and resources database to meet all of our emergency preparedness needs. The team had a great understanding of public health and was very flexible in working within the confines of our grant limitations and structure. The level of professionalism and the expertise presented to us by Aciron personnel was beyond what we imagined and has led us to firmly believe in Aciron's capabilities." - Emergency Preparedness Manager
However, the biggest challenge was to create a system that integrated the needs for the communities. It needed to keep each community separate for security purposes. For instance, the key requirements included allowing various personnel to access the system. In other words, they needed to securely maintain contact information. Additionally, the company was looking to secure documents and statistical data. As a result, they reached out to Aciron to design an online portal.
Aciron worked closely with the client’s stakeholders to identify and document the key needs. It revolved around the system’s security and data capture mechanisms. Overall, the gathering session allowed our consultants to gain a deeper understanding.
In addition, we developed a series of process flow diagrams and storyboard mock-ups. With these documents the client could visualize the layout prior to writing any code.
During the requirements sessions Aciron and the client decided the portal would be broken up into three modules. Similarly, they would be developed using a phased approach. By developing the system in phases the client controlled the budget.
Aciron’s team of consultants began developing the portal. Our consultants provided regular status updates. Therefore, we delivered complete visibility into the project progress. In the end, we delivered an integrated system that automated the clients processes.
Aciron developed an online emergency portal. Thus, the client could manage volunteers and increase document management. This online system is accessed by a password-protected portal. Overall, it includes three integrated apps:
Volunteer Management: Quickly identify, train, and mobilize health professionals for emergencies.
Document Management: Organize, print, and share documents pertaining to the region’s emergencies.
Resource Management: Manage region’s assets, contacts, demographics, and emergency information.
Above all, the system plays an integral role across the region. The system has enhanced volunteer use. Additionally, the system is web-based. It allows the client to access critical information as long as there is internet.
By using a single, cloud-based platform, the client is able to engage health professionals. In addition, the system has removed inefficiencies. In conclusion, no more databases and spreadsheets.
Aciron implemented advanced security features. They including role-based security. Thus, ensuring the confidentiality and security of the client. In conclusion, the system is continuously updated and maintained.