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New ‘opt ins’ for non-emergency AlertVU messages in C2HR

Apr. 11, 2014—Employees can now find step-by-step instructions on the Vanderbilt Emergency Preparedness website to edit AlertVU information in C2HR .

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AlertVU desktop alert program expanded

Nov. 18, 2013—The AlertVU desktop alert program was recently expanded to include more than 6,300 clinical workstations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Emergency notifications come in burst of colors

Nov. 7, 2013—Knowing how to react in an emergency situation can save lives, but sometimes it’s confusing what particular colors mean in emergency notifications that are communicated by email and overhead announcements across Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Desktop alerts added to AlertVU

May. 20, 2013—As part of the expanded AlertVU emergency notification effort, desktop support staff are installing an application called Alertus on desktops across the university and medical center. Alertus will display a full-screen notification whenever AlertVU is activated. This application operates behind the scenes, and has no impact on the performance of the computer. When AlertVU is...

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Understanding Vanderbilt emergency sirens and AlertVU

Mar. 19, 2013—Severe weather in Nashville March 18 prompted the sounding of Metropolitan Nashville’s sirens and also prompted some questions about Vanderbilt’s notification system.

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Update preferences now for AlertVU

Jan. 9, 2013—All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff should log in to AlertVU to make sure their contact information is complete and up-to-date so that they will receive critical information during emergencies.

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VU emergency notification system updated, expanded

Dec. 20, 2012—AlertVU, Vanderbilt’s emergency notification system, is being expanded to include all members of the Vanderbilt community and is being strengthened by a new, more robust operating system. AlertVU will be tested Jan. 2, 2013, and again on Jan. 15. The test messages will provide instructions on how users can customize their notification preferences. “Our new...

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