Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
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In 2014, Stanford student structural engineer Ahmad Wani was visiting family in his native Kashmir when a catastrophic flood struck. The rising waters stranded him and his family for seven days without food or water, during which they watched their neighbor’s home collapse, killing everyone inside. After this horrifying experience, Wani was struck by just how disorganized the emergency response was. “There is no science behind how people should be rescued,” he says. “Disaster response is really random.” Today, Wani’s startup One Concern is launching a machine learning platform that provides cities with specialized maps to help emergency crews decide where to focus their efforts in a flood. The maps update in real-time based on data about where water is flowing to estimate where people need help the most. It’s the latest in a wave of AI-powered tools aimed at helping cities prepare for an era of severe, and increasingly frequent, … [Read more...] about Disaster relief is dangerously broken. Can AI fix it?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Part of the problem starts with the fact that organizations simply don't know there is a black market for the buying and selling of stolen goods. Jim Anderson Published 12:30 pm CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images The Dark Web? Why Small Businesses Should Concern Themselves With the Threat. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In the wake of the big corporate data breaches and social media scandals being reported, small businesses across multiple industries are concerned they may be next on a hacker’s hit list. But lacking the cash and resources needed to maintain a robust IT … [Read more...] about The Dark Web? Why Small Businesses Should Concern Themselves With the Threat.
As people in the Carolinas attempt to return to work after Hurricane Florence, the phones in Agility Recovery’s downtown Denver headquarters have started to ring more and more. The company’s clients need help. Credit unions need a space to work in after their buildings flooded. School administrators need to get power back so they can start getting classrooms ready for students to return. “We’re essentially the first responder for businesses,” said Scott Teel, the company’s spokesman. While Colorado emergency personnel help rescue evacuees from rising flood waters, two companies on the Front Range are helping those affected by the flood save lives and get back to work. Before the hurricane even made landfall, staff with Agility Recovery helped clients acquire back-up generators for their workplaces and ready temporary office space in preparation for the worst. The company has more than 4,000 clients in the area affected by Florence, including banks, … [Read more...] about In wake of Hurricane Florence, Colorado businesses help evacuate patients, get companies back to work